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FSA Statement on ICE Announcement to Enter into Basic Ordering Agreements with Florida Sheriffs

January 18, 2018

Florida Sheriffs Association Statement on Yesterday’s ICE Announcement to Enter into Basic Ordering Agreements with Florida Sheriffs

“The Florida Sheriffs Association is pleased with yesterday’s U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announcement to enter into Basic Ordering Agreements (BOA) with 17 Florida sheriffs.  The Florida Sheriffs Association applauds the work of the National Sheriffs’ Association (NSA) and the Major County Sheriffs of America (MCSA) to develop this new process with ICE. The process clarifies that aliens held by these jurisdictions are held under the color of federal authority, thereby affording local law enforcement liability protection from potential litigation as a result of faithfully executing their public safety duties.

The Florida Sheriffs Association hopes the initial launch continues to go smoothly so this program can be expanded in the very near future. Many other Florida sheriffs have expressed an interest in entering into a BOA with ICE to ensure criminal aliens are not released back into their communities. We look forward to continued strong partnerships so we can together best execute public safety initiatives and protect our communities.”

-Walton County Sheriff Mike Adkinson, President of the Florida Sheriffs Association


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Florida Sheriffs Association:

The Florida Sheriffs Association is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 corporation made up of the Sheriffs of Florida, approximately 3,500 business leaders and 70,000 citizens throughout the state. Founded in 1893, FSA has steadfastly served the citizens of Florida by supporting the needs of the state's law enforcement community. Through the Florida Sheriffs Association, Sheriffs are given a forum to address lawmakers to push for positive changes in Florida’s public safety arena. FSA also provides Sheriffs' Offices much-needed programs such as affordable training, special task forces and legislative and legal services. Dedicated to the prevention of juvenile delinquency and the development of lawful, productive citizens, FSA has established and funded the Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches with facilities throughout the state to help restore hope, fulfill dreams, and prepare boys and girls for the future. It has grown to be one of the largest and most successful state law enforcement associations in the nation. For more information on the Florida Sheriffs Association, visit [url=][/url].