88th Precinct Community Council

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NYPD Policy on Immigration Status

NYPD Policy on Immigration Status

Thursday, 23 February 2017 14:34

Written by NYPD Community Affairs

The NYPD is committed to maintaining a welcoming environment

For immigrant communities while also maintaining public safety for

All. With this backdrop, the NYPD believes it is important to reiterate

Our immigration related policies.


The NYPD accepts the city's IDNYC as a valid and recognized

Form of government-issued identification including for the issuance

Of summonses and Desk Appearance Tickets.


The NYPD does not inquire about the immigration status of crime

Victims, witnesses, or others who call or approach the police seeking



The NYPD does not conduct civil immigration enforcement.

Specifically, this department does not enforce administrative

Warrants issued by Immigration and Custom Enforcement agents

Or federal immigration judges solely in connection with civil

Immigration violations.


It is our city's resolve to remain a safe and welcoming place for

All immigrants.