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,0=,,_ FRANK McKEITHEN, Sheriff
3421 N. Highway 77 • Panama p"
(850) 747·4700 lilli Jl1L 3U n
July 24, 2007
Assistant Secretary Julie Meyers
US Immigration & Customs Enforcement
425 I Street NW, Room 7000
Washington, DC 20536
Dear Secretary Myers:
I am writing to request participation in the Delegation of Authority Program pursuant to
287(g) of the Immigration and Naturalization Act. Given our past relationship with ICE, this
partnership will enable us to better serve and meet the needs of the residents of Bay County, Panama
I have been in communication with your office in Tampa, Assistant Special Agent in Charge
has been very helpful. I am proposing the following:
Training at least five deputies to be designated to enforce and assist Federal
agents in a task force MOU in enforcing· concerning apprehension,
detention and removal of illegal aliens from Bay County.
Training faci lities are available at the Bay County Sherifrs Office where instructors
can utilize computer training aids, videos and any other materials they may need to
This program will allow us to enter into a Memorandum of Understanding that will enable
us to participate with ICE in identifying criminal illegal aliens who pose a risk to the citizens of Bay
County. I look forward to your speedy endorsement of this request and moving forward with thi s
program for the benefit of all .
'· 1 ?cU'rL
Sherifi' of Bay
PLEASE JOIN US IN SUPPORT OF THE FLORIDA SHERIFF'S YOUTH RANCHES
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3421 N. Highway 77
Panama City, Florida 32405
Dear Sheri ff McKeithen,
AUG! 7 Z007
Office of Investigations
U.S. Department of Homtla nd Mcurity
425 I Sireet, NW
Washington, DC 20536
Thank you for your interest in the 287(g) delegation of immigration authority program. The
287(g) Program Management Office and the Office of the Assistant Secretary for U. S.
lmmigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) are in receipt of your request for training for the
Bay County Sheriffs Office.
On August 27, 2007, the Program Manager for 287(g) Delegation of Authority at ICE
Headquarters forwarded your request to the Special Agent in Charge Tampa, and the Field
Officer Director of Detention and Removal , Miami. Local representatives from these two
divisions wi ll be in contact with you soon to conduct a preliminary assessment and determine
whether the 287(g) program is the appropriate appl ication to address your local law
The local ICE point of contact regarding the 287(g) program is Program Manager (PM) Brian
Dorion, who can be reached at (8 13) 357.-
lnvestigative Services Division