Garden Grove Police Department position on Federal Immigration Enforcement
July 17, 2019
Federal immigration enforcement has been a highly discussed topic recently and the Garden Grove Police Department wants to share our department’s policy and position on this issue. Garden Grove City Council Resolution 9409-17 was passed on January 24, 2017 and is titled, Promoting Community Harmony and Safety. The City of Garden Grove is a very diverse community of people from different races, cultures, backgrounds, origins and religions. The fundamental responsibility of the City of Garden Grove is to protect all of its residents and maintain public safety.
If a person, regardless of their immigration status, commits a violent or serious offense against members of our community, we will enforce all applicable laws to protect our community. Chief Tom DaRé added, “Community partnerships and community trust are vital to our mission and we strive to make Garden Grove a safe and inclusive place for everyone.”
Carl Whitney, Lieutenant
Professional Standards Division / PIO
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