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Santa Clara County Police Chiefs' Association Joint Immigration Enforcement
Filed under Press Release, on 3/14/2017 2:11:00 PM by Author: Webmaster.

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:




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PUBLIC SAFETY

March 9, 2017

 

Dear Santa Clara County residents and guests,

          Speaking as law enforcement professionals who are entrusted to protect our communities, it is with great concern that we find ourselves at a time when many in our most vulnerable communities have grown uncertain that they are safe in their own homes, their own jobs, their own neighborhoods, even within their places of worship. Their new fear is not that criminals will victimize them, but that their own local government may target them based on their immigration status.

          Immigration issues are a sensitive issue in our county. The  fear of local police departments undertaking immigration enforcement has been a lingering thought in some of our most vulnerable communities; however, never more than now. The Santa Clara County Police Chiefs' Association wishes to reassure our communities that our stance on immigration enforcement will remain consistent throughout our county. The agencies of this county will not enforce federal immigration laws. Our officers will not detain or arrest any person on the basis of the person's citizenship or status under civil immigration laws. It is not our mission nor our role. Our departments recognize that mutual trust and respect is the cornerstone in building a solid foundation for our success, and we will treat all of our residents with dignity regardless of status.

          We will always encourage victims and witnesses to contact our departments about reporting or witnessing crime without fear of reprisal as without this cooperation we would be ineffective as public servants. Because  of the trust we have built together, we have been able to solve crimes that would have otherwise affected our entire county, because of this trust we have brought justice to many victims. We have enjoyed tremendous support from our communities and want to reassure everyone that the Santa Clara County Police Chiefs' Association wishes to maintain strong ties with our immigrant community.

          We understand there is fear in certain segments of our community. We are here to assure you that we will continue to serve and protect in a way that seeks to calm fear and build trust. Your local law enforcement agencies look forward to continuing to partner with all of our residents to provide a safe environment for all.

Sincerely,

Chief David L. Swing
President, Santa Clara County Police Chiefs' Association


 

 

The Santa Clara County Police Chiefs' Association is here to assure you that we will continue to serve and protect in a way that seeks to calm fear and build trust. The following agencies look forward to continuing to partner will all of our residents to provide a safe environment for all.


 

 

 

 



9 de Marzo, 2017

Estimados residentes y invitados del Condado de Santa Clara,

Hablando como profesionales de la aplicación de la ley quien somos confiados para proteger a nuestras comunidades, es con gran preocupación que nos encontramos en un momento en que muchas de nuestras comunidades más vulnerables han crecido inciertas que estén seguros en sus propios hogares, sus propios trabajos, sus barrios, y incluso dentro de sus lugares de culto. El nuevo temor no es que sean victimas de delincuentes, sino que su propio gobierno local pueda apuntarles sobre la base de su estatus migratorio.

Las cuestiones de inmigración son un tema delicado en nuestro país. El temor de que los departamentos de policía locales se vayan a encargar de la aplicación de la ley de inmigración ha sido un pensamiento persistente en algunas de nuestras comunidades más vulnerables; sin embargo, nunca más que ahora. La Asociación de Jefes de Policía del Condado de Santa Clara desea asegurar a nuestras comunidades que nuestra postura sobre la aplicación de la ley de inmigración seguirá siendo consistente en todo nuestro condado. Las agencias de este condado no harán cumplir las leyes federales de inmigración. Nuestros Oficiales no detendrán o arrestarán a ninguna persona sobre la base de la ciudadanía o estatus de la persona bajo las leyes de inmigración civil. No es nuestra misión ni nuestro role. Nuestros departamentos reconocen que la confianza y el respeto mutuos son la piedra angular en la construcción de una base sólida para nuestro éxito, y trataremos a todos nuestros residentes con dignidad independientemente de su estatus migratorio.

Siempre alentaremos a las víctimas y testigos a ponerse en contacto con nuestros departamentos para denunciar o presenciar delitos sin temor a represalias ya que sin esta cooperación seríamos ineficaces como servidores públicos. Debido a la confianza que hemos construido juntos, hemos sido capaces de resolver los crímenes que de otro modo habría afectado a todo nuestro condado, debido a esta confianza hemos traído la justicia a muchas víctimas. Hemos disfrutado de un tremendo apoyo de nuestras comunidades y queremos tranquilizar a todos que la Asociación de Jefes de Policía del Condado de Santa Clara desea mantener fuertes lazos con nuestra comunidad de inmigrantes.

Entendemos que hay temor en ciertos segmentos de nuestra comunidad. Estamos aquí para asegurarles que continuaremos sirviendo y protegiendo de una manera que busque calmar el miedo y construir confianza. Sus agencias policiales locales esperan continuar colaborando con todos nuestros residentes para proporcionar un ambiente seguro para todos.

Sinceramente,

Jefe David L. Swing
Presidente de la Asociación de Jefes de Policía del Condado de Santa Clara

 


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