Delegation of Immigration Authority Section 287(g) Immigration and Nationality Act

Updated: 02/20/2024

ICE’s 287(g) Program

The Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 added Section 287(g) to the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) — authorizing U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to delegate to state and local law enforcement officers the authority to perform specified immigration officer functions under the agency’s direction and oversight.

The 287(g) Program enhances the safety and security of our nation’s communities by allowing ICE Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) to partner with state and local law enforcement agencies to identify and remove incarcerated criminal noncitizens who are amenable to removal from the U.S. before they are released into the community.

ICE recognizes the importance of its relationships with its law enforcement partners to carry out its critical mission.

The 287(g) program allows ICE — through the delegation of specified immigration officer duties — to enhance collaboration with state and local law enforcement partners to protect the homeland through the arrest and removal of noncitizens who undermine the safety of our nation’s communities and the integrity of U.S. immigration laws.

287(g) Program Models

ICE Enforcement and Removal Operations operates two 287(g) models:

  • The Jail Enforcement Modelis designed to identify and process removable noncitizens — with criminal or pending criminal charges — who are arrested by state or local law enforcement agencies.
  • The Warrant Service Officerprogram allows ICE to train, certify and authorize state and local law enforcement officers to serve and execute administrative warrants on noncitizens in their agency’s jail.

How to Participate

Participating jurisdictions sign a memorandum of agreement (MOA) with ICE. State and local law enforcement officers participating in the 287(g) Program must possess U.S. citizenship, complete and pass a background investigation, and have knowledge of and have enforced laws and regulations related to law enforcement activities at their jurisdictions.

If interested in becoming a law enforcement partner under the 287(g) Program, state and local law enforcement agencies may contact ICE at ERO287g@ice.dhs.gov.

Participating Entities

As of February 2024, ICE has 287(g) JEM agreements with 61 law enforcement agencies in 17 states. ICE also has 287(g) WSO with 75 law enforcement agencies in 11 states.

Mutually Signed Agreements

STATE

LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY

SUPPORT TYPE

SIGNED

MOA

ALABAMA

Etowah County Sheriff's Office

Jail Enforcement Model

2020-06-09

link

ALASKA

Department of Corrections

Warrant Service Officer

2020-07-24

link

ALASKA

Kodiak Police Department

Warrant Service Officer

2020-07-20

link

ARIZONA

Arizona Department of Corrections

Jail Enforcement Model

2020-06-16

link

ARIZONA

La Paz County Sheriff's Office

Jail Enforcement Model

2020-03-12

link

ARIZONA

La Paz County Sheriff's Office

Warrant Service Officer

2020-02-27

link

ARIZONA

Mesa Police Department

Jail Enforcement Model

2020-06-08

link

ARIZONA

Pinal County Sheriff's Office

Jail Enforcement Model

2020-06-09

link

ARIZONA

Yavapai County Sheriff's Office

Jail Enforcement Model

2020-06-09

link

ARKANSAS

Benton County Sheriff's Office

Jail Enforcement Model

2020-06-30

link

ARKANSAS

Craighead County Sheriff's Office

Jail Enforcement Model

2020-06-18

link

COLORADO

Teller County Sheriff's Office

Jail Enforcement Model

2020-06-08

link

FLORIDA

Baker County Sheriff's Office

Warrant Service Officer

2019-10-15

link

FLORIDA

Bay County Sheriff's Office

Warrant Service Officer

2019-10-15

link

FLORIDA

Bradford County Sheriff's Office

Warrant Service Officer

2019-10-15

link

FLORIDA

Brevard County Sheriff's Office

Warrant Service Officer

2019-05-06

link

FLORIDA

Broward County Sheriff's Office

Warrant Service Officer

2019-09-09

link

FLORIDA

Calhoun County Sheriff's Office

Warrant Service Officer

2019-09-09

link

FLORIDA

Charlotte County Sheriff's Office

Warrant Service Officer

2019-05-06

link

FLORIDA

Clay County Sheriff's Office

Jail Enforcement Model

2020-03-11

link

FLORIDA

Collier County Sheriff's Office

Jail Enforcement Model

2020-06-09

link

FLORIDA

Columbia County Sheriff's Office

Warrant Service Officer

2019-05-06

link

FLORIDA

DeSoto County Sheriff's Office

Warrant Service Officer

2019-10-15

link

FLORIDA

Flagler County Sheriff's Office

Warrant Service Officer

2019-09-09

link

FLORIDA

Florida Department of Corrections

Jail Enforcement Model

2020-08-21

link

FLORIDA

Franklin County Sheriff's Office

Warrant Service Officer

2019-10-15

link

FLORIDA

Hamilton County Sheriff's Office

Warrant Service Officer

2019-10-15

link

FLORIDA

Hendry County Sheriff's Office

Warrant Service Officer

2019-10-15

link

FLORIDA

Hernando County Sheriff's Office

Jail Enforcement Model

2020-06-09

link

FLORIDA

Hernando County Sheriff's Office

Warrant Service Officer

2019-05-06

link

FLORIDA

Highlands County Sheriff's Office

Warrant Service Officer

2019-10-15

link

FLORIDA

Holmes County Sheriff's Office

Warrant Service Officer

2019-10-15

link

FLORIDA

Indian River County Sheriff's Office

Warrant Service Officer

2019-10-15

link

FLORIDA

Jacksonville Sheriff's Office

Jail Enforcement Model

2020-06-09

link

FLORIDA

Jefferson County Sheriff's Office

Warrant Service Officer

2019-10-15

link

FLORIDA

Lafayette County Sheriff's Office

Warrant Service Officer

2019-10-15

link

FLORIDA

Lake County Sheriff's Office

Warrant Service Officer

2019-10-15

link

FLORIDA

Leon County Sheriff's Office

Warrant Service Officer

2019-10-15

link

FLORIDA

Levy County Sheriff's Office

Warrant Service Officer

2019-05-06

link

FLORIDA

Liberty County Sheriff's Office

Warrant Service Officer

2019-09-09

link

FLORIDA

Madison County Sheriff's Office

Warrant Service Officer

2019-09-09

link

FLORIDA

Manatee County Sheriff's Office

Warrant Service Officer

2019-05-06

link

FLORIDA

Marion County Sheriff's Office

Warrant Service Officer

2019-10-15

link

FLORIDA

Martin County Sheriff's Office

Warrant Service Officer

2020-01-22

link

FLORIDA

Monroe County Sheriff's Office

Warrant Service Officer

2019-10-15

link

FLORIDA

Nassau County Sheriff's Office

Warrant Service Officer

2019-10-15

link

FLORIDA

Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office

Warrant Service Officer

2019-10-15

link

FLORIDA

Osceola County Corrections Department

Warrant Service Officer

2019-10-15

link

FLORIDA

Pinellas County Sheriff's Office

Warrant Service Officer

2019-04-24

link

FLORIDA

Polk County Sheriff's Office

Warrant Service Officer

2019-05-06

link

FLORIDA

Putnam County Sheriff's Office

Warrant Service Officer

2019-10-15

link

FLORIDA

Santa Rosa County Sheriff's Office

Warrant Service Officer

2019-10-15

link

FLORIDA

Sarasota County Sheriff's Office

Warrant Service Officer

2019-05-06

link

FLORIDA

Seminole County Sheriff's Office

Warrant Service Officer

2019-09-04

link

FLORIDA

St Johns County Sheriff's Office

Warrant Service Officer

2019-10-15

link

FLORIDA

Sumter County Sheriff's Office

Warrant Service Officer

2019-10-15

link

FLORIDA

Suwannee County Sheriff's Office

Warrant Service Officer

2019-10-15

link

FLORIDA

Taylor County Sheriff's Office

Warrant Service Officer

2019-10-15

link

FLORIDA

Wakulla County Sheriff's Office

Warrant Service Officer

2019-10-15

link

FLORIDA

Walton County Sheriff's Office

Warrant Service Officer

2019-05-06

link

GEORGIA

Floyd County Sheriff's Office

Jail Enforcement Model

2020-06-10

link

GEORGIA

Georgia Department of Corrections

Jail Enforcement Model

2020-06-09

link

GEORGIA

Hall County Sheriff's Office

Jail Enforcement Model

2020-06-09

link

GEORGIA

Oconee County Sheriff's Office

Warrant Service Officer

2019-12-31

link

GEORGIA

Polk County Sheriff's Office

Jail Enforcement Model

2020-07-02

link

GEORGIA

Whitfield County Sheriff's Office

Jail Enforcement Model

2020-06-09

link

IDAHO

Gooding County Sheriff's Office

Warrant Service Officer

2020-08-17

link

IDAHO

Power County Sheriff’s Office

Warrant Service Officer

2020-11-20

link

KANSAS

Finney County Sheriff’s Office

Warrant Service Officer

2020-03-17

link

KANSAS

Jackson County Sheriff’s Office

Warrant Service Officer

2020-07-23

link

LOUISIANA

East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office

Jail Enforcement Model

2020-06-09

link

MARYLAND

Cecil County Sheriff's Office

Jail Enforcement Model

2020-03-09

link

MARYLAND

Frederick County Sheriff's Office

Jail Enforcement Model

2020-06-09

link

MARYLAND

Harford County Sheriff's Office

Jail Enforcement Model

2020-06-26

link

MASSACHUSETTS

Massachusetts Department of Corrections

Jail Enforcement Model

2020-06-08

link

MONTANA

Flathead County Sheriff's Department

Warrant Service Officer

2020-02-12

link

MONTANA

Gallatin County Sheriff's Office

Warrant Service Officer

2020-01-22

link

NEBRASKA

Dakota County Sheriff's Office

Jail Enforcement Model

2020-06-09

link

NEW YORK

Rensselaer County Sheriff's Office

Jail Enforcement Model

2020-06-10

link

NORTH CAROLINA

Alamance County Sheriff's Office

Warrant Service Officer

2020-05-21

link

NORTH CAROLINA

Albermarle District Jail

Warrant Service Officer

2020-03-19

link

NORTH CAROLINA

Avery County Sheriff's Office

Warrant Service Officer

2020-07-23

link

NORTH CAROLINA

Brunswick County Sheriff's Office

Warrant Service Officer

2020-07-23

link

NORTH CAROLINA

Cabarrus County Sheriff's Office

Jail Enforcement Model

2020-03-11

link

NORTH CAROLINA

Caldwell County Sheriff's Office

Warrant Service Officer

2020-03-19

link

NORTH CAROLINA

Cleveland County Sheriff's Office

Warrant Service Officer

2020-01-16

link

NORTH CAROLINA

Duplin County Sheriff's Office

Warrant Service Officer

2020-06-25

link

NORTH CAROLINA

Gaston County Sheriff's Office

Jail Enforcement Model

2020-06-09

link

NORTH CAROLINA

Henderson County Sheriff's Office

Jail Enforcement Model

2020-06-09

link

NORTH CAROLINA

Lincoln County Sheriff's Office

Warrant Service Officer

2020-06-05

link

NORTH CAROLINA

Nash County Sheriff's Office

Warrant Service Officer

2020-01-29

link

NORTH CAROLINA

Randolph County Sheriff's Office

Warrant Service Officer

2020-05-21

link

NORTH CAROLINA

Rockingham County Sheriff's Office

Warrant Service Officer

2019-12-31

link

NORTH CAROLINA

Yancey County Sheriff's Office

Warrant Service Officer

2020-07-20

link

OKLAHOMA

Canadian County Sheriff's Office

Jail Enforcement Model

2020-03-13

link

OKLAHOMA

Okmulgee County Criminal Justice Authority

Jail Enforcement Model

2020-06-09

link

OKLAHOMA

Tulsa County Sheriff's Office

Jail Enforcement Model

2020-06-08

link

SOUTH CAROLINA

Horry County Sheriff's Office

Jail Enforcement Model

2020-06-09

link

SOUTH CAROLINA

Lexington County Sheriff's Office

Jail Enforcement Model

2020-06-08

link

SOUTH CAROLINA

York County Sheriff's Office

Jail Enforcement Model

2020-06-09

link

TENNESSEE

Greene County Sheriff’s Office

Jail Enforcement Model

2020-06-09

link

TENNESSEE

Knox County Sheriff’s Office

Jail Enforcement Model

2020-06-08

link

TEXAS

Aransas County Sheriff's Office

Jail Enforcement Model

2020-06-08

link | addendum

TEXAS

Burnet County Sheriff's Office

Warrant Service Officer

2019-11-05

link

TEXAS

Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office

Jail Enforcement Model

2020-03-13

link

TEXAS

Chambers County Sheriff’s Office

Jail Enforcement Model

2020-06-09

link

TEXAS

DeWitt County Sheriff’s Office

Jail Enforcement Model

2020-06-08

link

TEXAS

Galveston County Sheriff’s Office

Jail Enforcement Model

2020-06-08

link

TEXAS

Goliad County Sheriff’s Office

Jail Enforcement Model

2020-06-09

link

TEXAS

Jackson County Sheriff's Office

Jail Enforcement Model

2020-06-08

link

TEXAS

Kendall County Sheriff's Office

Warrant Service Officer

2020-12-23

link

TEXAS

Kleberg County Sheriff's Office

Jail Enforcement Model

2020-07-31

link

TEXAS

Lavaca County Sheriff’s Office

Jail Enforcement Model

2020-06-08

link

TEXAS

Lubbock County Sheriff's Office

Jail Enforcement Model

2020-06-08

link

TEXAS

Matagorda County Sheriff's Office

Jail Enforcement Model

2020-03-13

link

TEXAS

Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office

Jail Enforcement Model

2020-06-09

link | addendum

TEXAS

Nueces County Sheriff's Office

Jail Enforcement Model

2020-06-09

link | addendum

TEXAS

Potter County Sheriff's Office

Jail Enforcement Model

2020-03-02

link

TEXAS

Refugio County Sheriff’s Office

Jail Enforcement Model

2020-06-09

link

TEXAS

Rockwall County Sheriff's Office

Jail Enforcement Model

2020-06-09

link

TEXAS

San Patricio County Sheriff’s Office

Jail Enforcement Model

2020-09-03

link

TEXAS

Smith County Sheriff’s Office

Jail Enforcement Model

2020-06-09

link

TEXAS

Tarrant County Sheriff’s Office

Jail Enforcement Model

2020-06-16

link

TEXAS

Terrell County Sheriff's Office

Jail Enforcement Model

2020-06-09

link

TEXAS

Victoria County Sheriff’s Office

Jail Enforcement Model

2020-06-08

link

TEXAS

Walker County Sheriff’s Department

Jail Enforcement Model

2020-06-09

link

TEXAS

Waller County Sheriff’s Office

Warrant Service Officer

2020-02-12

link

TEXAS

Wharton County Sheriff’s Office

Jail Enforcement Model

2020-06-09

link

WISCONSIN

Brown County Sheriff's Office

Warrant Service Officer

2020-10-16

link

WISCONSIN

Fond du Lac County Sheriff's Office

Warrant Service Officer

2020-06-05

link

WISCONSIN

Manitowoc County Sheriff's Office

Warrant Service Officer

2020-06-05

link

WISCONSIN

Marquette County Sheriff's Office

Warrant Service Officer

2020-05-21

link

WISCONSIN

Sheboygan County Sheriff's Office

Warrant Service Officer

2020-02-27

link

WISCONSIN

Waukesha County Sheriff's Office

Jail Enforcement Model

2020-06-10

link

WISCONSIN

Waushara County Sheriff's Office

Warrant Service Officer

2020-06-08

link

WYOMING

Sweetwater County Sheriff's Office

Warrant Service Officer

2020-03-13

link

Steering Committee Meetings

The purpose of the 287(g) steering committee is to discuss program oversight and direction, identify issues and concerns regarding immigration enforcement activities, increase transparency, and offer community stakeholders opportunities to communicate their community-level perspectives. The intent of the steering committee meetings it to educate stakeholders on how ICE supports safer communities and improves national security, while gaining community-level perspective on 287(g) program operations.

If you are experiencing issues with attending a local steering committee meeting, you may contact ICE at ERO287g@ice.dhs.gov.

The DeSoto County Sheriff’s Office’s 287(g) program, in conjunction with U.S. Immigration and Custom Enforcement, will conduct its 2024 287(g) Warrant Service Officer Program Steering Committee meeting on February 27, 2024. This virtual meeting will begin at 9 a.m. and is open to the public. Those who wish to attend should contact 287gwsoprogram@ice.dhs.gov. Please include your email address and questions you have for the steering committee.

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