General Order OPS10 Foreign Nationals

Police formalize immigration practices with release of written policy in Howard County

The Howard County Police Department has reconfirmed its commitment to fair treatment for all members of the community, regardless of immigration status, with the release of a written policy that formalizes the department’s practices. The General Order, OPS-10, “Foreign Nationals,” was written in consultation with the county’s Foreign-Born Information and Referral Network (FIRN).

While the directives in the policy are not new, they are now compiled in one official document to clarify the police department’s long-standing practices in immigration-related issues, and to assuage any fears or concerns that may exist.

Read the full news release here.


OPS10 Policy
OPS10 FAQ (Korean) (Spanish)
Guide for victims and witnesses (information included in English, Korean and Spanish)