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Sheriff's Office and Mexican Consulate Team up to Produce Public Service Announcements on Immigration
8/18/2017 3:00:00 PM

 

Sheriff's Office and Mexican Consulate Team up to Produce Public Service Announcements on Immigration

VENTURA, Ca. - In order to increase public awareness and trust among the Latino community, the Ventura County Sheriff's Office has collaborated with the Mexican Consulate in Oxnard to produce public service announcements illustrating our priority to provide effective public safety to all of the residents in this county, regardless of their immigration status.

Establishing and maintaining trust with the communities we serve is an ongoing challenge for law enforcement agencies everywhere. With the current political rhetoric surrounding immigration, there is a sense of fear among many immigrant communities about the possibility of deportation. There have been reports in the media suggesting local law enforcement agencies will have a role in mass deportation of illegal immigrants.

To be clear, the Ventura County Sheriff's Office neither targets immigrants nor asks about their immigration status. That is not, nor has it ever been, part of our mission to protect the communities we serve. We are proud to work with the Mexican Consulate to help bring this message to the public we serve.

The videos can be viewed via the following link:  http://tinyurl.com/yamtj9sq

Prepared by: Sgt. Eric Buschow

Date of Release: Aug. 18, 2017

Contact: Sgt. Eric Buschow (805)947-8129 eric.buschow@ventura.org

Capt. Garo Kuredjian (805)797-6322 garo.kuredjian@ventura.org