Foreign-Born Individuals Policy (OPS-10)

The Howard County Police Department is reconfirming 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-Born Individuals,” 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.

Policy Resources

OPS-10 Policy
OPS-10 FAQ

Additional Resources
Guide for Victims and Witnesses
This guide is currently being translated to Korean and Spanish and will be posted here when available.