Last updated on: 12/7/2007 | Author: ProCon.org

California Police Chiefs' Association Biography

Position:
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Should the Government Allow Immigrants Who Are Here Illegally to Become US Citizens?"
Reasoning:

“It is the strong opinion of the California Police Chiefs’ Association that in order for local and state law enforcement organizations to be effective partners with their communities, it is imperative that they not be placed in the role of detaining and arresting individuals based solely on a change in their immigration status.”

“Letter to U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA),” Sep. 19, 2003

Description:

“Established in 1966, the California Police Chiefs Association is an organization that represents municipal law enforcement agencies in California. The purpose of this Association shall be to promote and advance the science and art of police administration and crime resistance; to develop and disseminate professional administrative practices and promote their use in the police profession; to foster police cooperation and the exchange of information and experience throughout the State of California; to bring about recruitment and training in the police profession of qualified persons; and to encourage the adherence of all Police Officers in strict compliance with the law enforcement Code of Ethics.”

Leslie McGill, Executive Director CPCA, email to ProCon.org, Nov. 16, 2007

Mission:

“To Provide Programs, Services, and Representation that Serves the Interest and Responsibilities of California’s Municipal Police Chiefs. Our Vision is to be an effective and respected voice for all California municipal police chiefs.”

“Introduction,” www.californiapolicechiefs.org (accessed Jun. 20, 2007)

Other:
501(c)(6) Business Leagues