As a former and long-time Police Officer, Lieutenant Governor Ray Tenorio knows first-hand the challenges that the Public Safety sector in Guam is confronted with. He is cognizant of issues ranging from the shortage of personnel and equipment infrastructure, to the delayed and non-payment of overtime work and the dire need to build capacity. His knowledge of these issues, coupled with his deep commitment to keeping all facets of the community safe, are what led Governor Eddie B. Calvo to appoint him as the Public Safety Overseer.
In his first term, Lieutenant Governor Tenorio strengthened interagency and federal relations; advocated for adequate funding levels to address personnel, equipment, training and fleet support; aggressively sought federal assistance wherever applicable, and worked closely with the Peace Officer Standards and Training Commission to raise standards for education and physical fitness.
Lieutenant Governor Tenorio will continue this progress in the second term. He continues to build productive working relationships with federal and local partners to address community issues. Along with the Attorney General, ranking members from the Judiciary and Legislature, and various government agencies, Lieutenant Governor Tenorio has simultaneously spearheaded working groups and a Blue Ribbon Commission focused on bettering healthcare and facilities at the Department of Corrections. Lieutenant Governor Ray Tenorio is also working closely with the Guam Police Department and other stakeholders to implement an island-wide neighborhood watch program. These are just a few of the many projects Lieutenant Governor Ray Tenorio oversees.