AZ to release immigration training plan
Published 12:00 am Friday, July 2, 2010
PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona officials plan to release a training program Thursday designed to teach police officers to enforce a tough new crackdown on illegal immigration without racially profiling.
An hour-long video and supporting paperwork will be sent to all 170 Arizona police agencies and publicly released Thursday morning.
Officials released an outline for the video in May.
It will emphasize the importance of professionalism, ethics and integrity, as well as an officer’s duty to protect civil rights, according to the outline.
Retired immigration agents also will describe how federal officers are trained to avoid racial profiling and the documents that immigrants are required to carry.
And officers will be taught how to contact federal immigration authorities or local officers certified by the federal government to determine someone’s immigration status.