When immigrants feel safe in their communities, we all are safer

“Local law enforcement is not trained or equipped to be the immigration enforcement arm of the federal government. Our priority mission is to build positive, productive relationships with the communities we serve.”

Chief Mike Tupper, Marshalltown, IA


“We're trying to build trust in a community that, historically, has feared and mistrusted the police. When we build trust, when people feel safe talking to the police, we all have a better and safer community.”

Chief Andy Harvey, Retired, Palestine, TX

“Building a relationship of trust between local law enforcement and our refugee and immigrant community members is foundational to providing safety for all.”

Chief William Bones, Boise, ID