Tuesday, April 01, 2008

John Jenkins Supports Chief Deane

Jenkins, John D. to me show details 12:59 PM (21 hours ago) Reply

I have known Colonel Charlie Deane for all of the 25+ years that I have been a member of the Prince William Board of County Supervisors and am proud to say that I supported his appointment as Chief of Police some 20 years ago. Under his leadership the PWC Police Department was one of the first departments to achieve full accreditation in the Commonwealth and continues to be among the best in the nation.

Colonel Deane has been the lead in creating the Criminal Alien Unit to handle Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in the county and is following the guidance given to him by the Board of County Supervisors in educating the public about the new ICE program. I am proud of the job that he is doing as Chief of Police and he has my complete support and vote of confidence. Listed below are some of the many activities that Colonel Deane and the Police Department have been engaged in since last July to help educate the public on ICE: Coordinating and educating government agencies, and key community stakeholders regarding the policy.

“Last July, when the Police Department was first directed to undertake a greater role in enforcing illegal immigration, we realized one of the greatest challenges was going to be in the area of public education,” said Police Chief Charlie T. Deane. “Since this is a new area of responsibility, one of our greatest challenges has been responding to the differing expectations of those in the community, and clarifying what police officers will be doing, and also what they will not be doing. That is why we have taken every opportunity to meet with all groups who have expressed interest in learning more about the illegal immigration enforcement policy.”

Examples of community groups that have received presentations include the Prince William Regional Chamber of Commerce, the Manassas Soccer League, Dar Alnoor Mosque, Northern Virginia Community College and Holy Family Catholic Church. In addition, police staff have given presentations to school faculty and superintendents, social services , and victim/witness program members, as well as offered informational training sessions to more than 300 county employees. (A listing of community meetings appears at the end of this summary).

The Police Department invites and encourages all interested groups who would like to learn more about the new policy or to schedule a briefing to call 703-792-7245. Comprehensive information regarding illegal immigration enforcement can also be found on the Department’s web site at www.pwcgov.org/police.

PRESENTATIONS BY THE POLICE DEPARTMENT:COMMUNITY GROUPS3/27/2008 Hispanic Community/Hi-Mart3/24/2008 Belair Women's Club3/6/2008 General Counsel El Salvadore2/23/2008 Manassas Soccer League2/6/2008 7-11 Franchise Owners1/28/2008 School Board Coalition11/12/2007 Crime Prevention Council11/9/2007 Prince William Regional Chamber of Commerce9/27/2007 Nancy Lyall/Ricardo Perez9/27/2007 Help Save Manassas9/24/2007 Hispanic Business Owners/Todos MarketReligious Organizations12/2/2007 Manassas Church of Brethren11/18/2007 First Baptist of Woodbridge11/13/2007 Eastern Prince William Ministerial Services10/5/2007 Manassas Mosque9/30/2007 Holy Family Catholic Church9/30/2007 Dar Alnoor MosqueMedia/Radio3/26/2008 Panorama Latino3/26/2008 Radio Fiesta3/25/2008 LaLay Radio Station3/19/2008 Louise Schiavone - CNN3/14/2008 El Zol Radio Station3/6/2008 Washington Post3/5/2008 ArloWagner - Washington Times3/5/2008 Alberto Ojeda - Nuevo Horizontes3/3/2008 Radio America1/18/2008 Justice Talking Radio Show - NPR10/23/2007 Sky News w/ Lisa Holland10/23/2007 News Channel 810/19/2007 WMAL Radio Show Live9/27/2007 Fiesta 1480 Radio Educational Groups3/1/2008 - ongoing School Faculty (High, Middle, Elementary, Specialty)2/6/2008 NVCC - Students & Faculty1/28/2008 School Board Coalition1/9/2008 School Board Supervisors12/6/2007 NVCC - Woodbridge CampusLaw Enforcement/Government3/20/2008 Leadership Prince William12/14/2007 US Commission on Civil RightsCounty Agencies3/20/2008 Victim/Witness Program Staff3/12/2008 School Security Staff2/26/2008 Social Services Staff1/9/2008 School Association SupervisorsCounty Staff2/26/2008 - 3/7/08 County Employee Informational Sessions (7 Sessions)
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