Message to the Community from Police Chief Scott Bixby
November 23, 2016
Dear Community Member,
Recently, we have received inquiries and comments from some of our community members expressing fears about the election results and its impact on our community, specifically as it relates to immigration enforcement and deportation. It is my intent with this message to ease the concerns of all of our community, but specifically the fears of the parents, children, and relatives of undocumented immigrants.
The Culver City Police Department is committed to protecting everyone's rights, regardless of immigration status. Our department policies related to immigration have not changed as a result of recent elections. We will continue to arrest and seek prosecution of anyone who has committed a crime in Culver City, but the sole issue of one’s immigration status is NOT a matter for Culver City Police action.
We continue to collaborate, engage in thoughtful dialogue, and build trust with all members of the public through our community outreach efforts. I believe our officers work diligently every day to treat everyone professionally and fairly and provide a high level of police service to our community. We are committed to our values of Professionalism, Passion, Pride, Proactivity and Partnership in the community, and will continue to hear and be responsive to your concerns.
Chief of Police
Culver City Police Department
Note: For more information and to see a copy of this letter, please visit the City of Culver City's Police Department website.