DOVER, N.H. -- The Strafford County Sheriff's Office will hold a training session for members of law enforcement that will help them better understand the plight of illegal immigrants.
Sheriff David Dubois said the training was provided at the New Hampshire Association of Chiefs police conference this year. He attended and felt that the concepts would be of value to his employees and police officers thoughout the area.
"This training will give our staff a better understanding of the reasons people are coming to this country. It is our belief that the training will aid our staff in interacting with the people we are moving for ICE," Dubois said.
ICE stands for Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Dubois said his office moves people for the agency daily.
"We have a group of deputies assigned to assist them regularly," Dubois said.
The training will place an emphasis on disproportionate minority contacts between young people and law enforcement and is designed to aid law enforcement with increasing the potential for positive outcomes with minority populations, Dubois said.
ICE's primary mission is to promote homeland security and public safety through the criminal and civil enforcement of federal laws governing border control, customs, trade and immigration. It has an annual budget of more than $5.7 billion, according to their website.
Copyright 2014 - Foster's Daily Democrat, Dover, N.H.
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