FREE e-Newsletter
Important News - Hot Topics
Get them Now!

Dynamic Plaques - FVT Plaques
FVT Plaques is introducing new dynamic plaques to recognize police and sheriff's...

Security Policy and the Cloud

Ask The Expert

Mark Rivera

FBI-CJIS Security Policy Compliance Officer

Mark Rivera, Customer Retention Manager and CJIS Security Compliance Officer with Vigilant Solutions, served for sixteen years with the Maryland State Police, retiring at the rank of First Sergeant with thirteen of those years at the supervisory and command level. He holds a Master of Science Degree in Management from The Johns Hopkins University and Secret clearance through the FBI, Baltimore.

Top News

Ariz. Police Begin Enforcing Immigration Law

September 19, 2012  | 

A U.S. District Court judge has lifted an injunction against the section of Arizona's immigration law that requires police officers to check the legal status of people under certain conditions during investigations or traffic stops.

On Tuesday, Judge Susan Bolton ordered that the injunction be dissolved against Section 2B of Senate Bill 1070, reports the Arizona Republic.

Activists have referred to the section as the "show me your papers" section of the law, but officers with the Phoenix Police Department have always asked for identification from subjects stopped during the course of police work, Officer Ken Crane told POLICE Magazine.

"These activist groups want to get out there and say it's like Nazi Germany," said Crane, the vice president of the Phoenix Law Enforcement Association. "We don't stop people based on skin color. It's about the rule of law. Either youre obeying the law or you're not obeying the law."

Following the U.S. Supreme Court's June decision upholding much of the law, the department provided its officers with training for enforcing its provisions. And now for any arrest, Phoenix officers must make a reasonable attempt to contact federal immigration authorities for a status check.

By Paul Clinton


Immigration Checks

Get Your FREE Trial Issue and Win a Gift! Subscribe Today!
Yes! Please rush me my FREE TRIAL ISSUE of POLICE magazine and FREE Officer Survival Guide with tips and tactics to help me safely get out of 10 different situations.

Just fill in the form to the right and click the button to receive your FREE Trial Issue.

If POLICE does not satisfy you, just write "cancel" on the invoice and send it back. You'll pay nothing, and the FREE issue is yours to keep. If you enjoy POLICE, pay only $25 for a full one-year subscription (12 issues in all). Enjoy a savings of nearly 60% off the cover price!

Offer valid in US only. Outside U.S., click here.
It's easy! Just fill in the form below and click the red button to receive your FREE Trial Issue.
First Name:
Last Name:
Zip Code:
We respect your privacy. Please let us know if the address provided is your home, as your RANK / AGENCY will not be included on the mailing label.
E-mail Address:

Police Magazine