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<br />SURPRISE POLICE DEPARTMENT <br />IMMIGRATION ENFORCEMENT <br />OPS-14.01 <br />Effective Date RevisionDateLast ReviewDate <br />Page 1of 13 <br />12-22-200808-24-201708-2017 <br />I.PURPOSE: <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 />II.POLICY: <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 />III.DEFINITIONS <br />TERMDEFINITION <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. <br /> <br />