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, Pharr, TX

"Leaders in public safety need to emphasize that our role in the lives of immigrant communities involves one of building trust, emphasizing communication and understanding between ourselves."

Chief Ramon Batista, Santa Monica, CA