The Guam Police Department was particularly vocal about a recent alteration to a
Web page bearing its namesake; one preaching a call to action in the most
extreme means. Right after the initial attacks on the World Trade Center and The
Pentagon, the domain name GuamPolice.com
altered its page layout, normally one which displayed history, divisional
breakdowns, and contact information about the Department.
The new page reflected plain, haunting grey text on a black background, no
links, with only an altered graphic of the WTC exploding as the second plane
crashed into it, being embraced by a cherub hovering above it. What followed was
a message of personal rage. With very the comments being emotionally-charged and
violent, calling for “the complete destruction and annihilation” of whichever
country and/or parties were associated with the attack, this needless to say was
a tone very unbecoming of Guam’s finest.
News8 looked into the issue, due to numerous concerns from the Guam community.
The site is apparently the work of a retired GPD officer, who took up the task
of building it while assigned to GPD’s MIS Division. And when the Sergeant
retired from the Guam Police Department in 1999, the site went with him, and he
continued to maintain it as a personal hobby.
Spokesperson for the Guam Police, Officer A.J. Balajadia said that the domain
GuamPolice.com is not, and has never been, representative of the Department,
denying culpability for the page and its content. Balajadia added that the
Department has never considered the domain name, or it’s content to be the
official online presence of the Department. “This is not our Web site and
we are stepping away from having any responsibility that may ensue from the
site’s content, and do not associate ourselves with any action(s) that the Web
site condones,” Balajadia continued. “But the public is free to contact me
directly or by e-mailing
firstname.lastname@example.org, and we’ll get back to them right away. Any
official release pertinent to crimes are posted to our
Guam Crimestoppers page on
PikaGuam.com.” At the present moment, GPD does not have an official Web
The site has since been changed to read “The Lord is watching over us,” with the
same black background, with new graphic, displaying a statue of Jesus Christ
above the WTC.
The former GPD officer was contacted numerous times, but would not comment on