GUAM- Ford Export and Growth and its dealership on Guam, Triple J Ford, worked together to get two of the island’s police cars back on the road at no cost to the police department or taxpayers.
Accidents have rendered a number of the island’s police vehicles inoperable, and the police department’s maintenance shop works hard to keep other vehicles in the aging fleet on the road by using parts from cars that have been damaged beyond repair.
When the Ford team learned Guam police didn’t have enough vehicles in operation to properly patrol the streets, it stepped in. The dealership determined what was needed to get the vehicles running and provided the labor while Ford Motor Company donated fuel pumps and batteries for the 2011 Crown Victoria police cars.
“These two police vehicles had been sidelined for a while,” said S.C. Ahn, Asia-Pacific dealer operations manager. “We felt it was in the community’s best interest that they be returned to service as quickly as possible, and we are pleased we were able to accomplish that.”
The police department is in line for funds for new cars, but it will likely be months before the purchase is made, making it important to get road-worthy vehicles back in service.
Guam Senator Brant McCreadie said in a letter he’s grateful Ford and the dealership offered their help and expertise. “Guam is fortunate to have corporate citizens such as Triple J. . . . it is encouraging to see companies like yours who have been willing to provide this awesome service to the people of Guam.”
It’s estimated the donated parts and labor saved the police department approximately $3,000.
“On behalf of my office, wrote McCreadie, si yu'os ma'ase (thank you) to you, your employees and the Ford Motor Company.”