Statement on NOPD and Immigrants

I support and will continue the current policy in the New Orleans Police Department Operation Manual, Chapter 41.6.1, dated February 28, 2016, entitled “Immigration Status.” In particular, I concur with Item #1 of the policy statement, as follows:

“Members shall treat all individuals equally and without regard to race, color, or national origin in any way that would violate the United States or Louisiana Constitutions. To encourage crime reporting and cooperation in the investigation of criminal activity, all individuals, regardless of their immigration status, must feel secure that contacting or being addressed by members of the NOPD will not lead to an immigration inquiry and/or deportation.”

– Troy Henry for Mayor, #41