<br />SURPRISE POLICE DEPARTMENT
<br />IMMIGRATION ENFORCEMENT
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<br />The purpose of this policy is to provide guidelines for the management of contacts
<br />with persons and investigations into issues related to immigration enforcement. The
<br />goal of the Department is to ensure the safety of all residents of Surprise.
<br />It shall be the philosophy of the Surprise Police Department to implement an
<br />immigration enforcement strategy that is consistent with the mission of reducing
<br />levels of crime, fear and disorder. With a policing philosophy that is community-
<br />based, problem-oriented, and data-driven, we are committed to ridding the city’s
<br />streets of criminal offenders regardless of whether such offenders are in the United
<br />States legally or illegally.We are also committed to facilitating safe, sustainable
<br />communities where citizens are encouraged to report crime and provide police with
<br />useful information and intelligence.
<br />The policy of the Surprise Police Department is to conduct all immigration
<br />enforcement activities in a manner consistent with federal and state laws regulating
<br />immigration and protecting the civil rights, privileges and immunities of all persons.
<br />Officers should be aware that the enforcement of state and federal lawsrelated to
<br />immigration is a complex effort requiring the cooperation of multiple agencies and
<br />the consideration of multiple facts and circumstances. Officers are encouraged to
<br />contact supervisors when necessary. If at any time, in the sound judgment of an
<br />officer, the officer believes that deviation from this policy is appropriate, the officer
<br />should contact a supervisor.
<br />AlienA person who is not a citizen or national of the United
<br />States, including a permanent resident alien.
<br />Bias-BasedSelecting a person or persons for enforcement action
<br />Profilingbased on a common trait of the group; this includes, but
<br />is not limited to race, ethnic background, cultural group,
<br />national origin, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation,
<br />or economic status, except when included as part of a
<br />suspect description.