Police Departments Hiring Immigrants As Police Officers

by USA Today
March 22, 2015

Law enforcement agencies struggling to fill their ranks or connect with their increasingly diverse populations are turning to immigrants to fill the gap.

Most agencies in the country require officers or deputies to be U.S. citizens, but some are allowing immigrants who are legally in the country to wear the badge. From Hawaii to Vermont, agencies are allowing green-card holders and legal immigrants with work permits to join their ranks.

At a time when 25,000 non-U.S. citizens are serving in the U.S. military, some feel it’s time for more police and sheriff departments to do the same. That’s why the Nashville Police Department is joining other departments to push the state legislature to change a law that bars non-citizens from becoming law enforcement officers.

Department spokesman Don Aaron said they want immigrants who have been honorably discharged from the military to be eligible for service.

4 Comments - what are your thoughts?

  • Peg Livingston says:

    NO – NO – NO – if they are IMMIGRANTS they should NOT be holding AMERICAN JOBS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    And ESPECIALLY if they are here ILLEGALLY !!!!!

  • cletus j stock jr says:

    yes they schould if a green card holder has servie in Arm forces schould be a loud to join ploice frces.As long they have honroble discharge.Also they schould be able to come citzen off the United States/

  • FRANK SWINDELL says:

    HAS EVERYONE IN THIS COUNTRY GONE CRAZY? ALL THIS BUTT-KISSING TO ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS, MUSLINS, ETC., IS NUTS!! I, JUST HOPE THAT I NEVER
    RUN INTO SOME NON-USA CITIZEN, THAT TRIES TO GIVE ME A TICKET BECAUSE
    I, WILL BE GOING TO JAIL, AND THAT PERSON WILL BE HURT.

  • THS IS AMERICA, NOT MEXICO! THIS FITS INTO THE OBAMA PLAN TO RUIN OUR COUNTRY. THESE PEOPLE SHOULD NEVER HAVE BEEN ALLOWED IN OUR COUNTRY ILLEGALLY! SUPPORT YOUR POLICE INSTEAD OF ATTEMPTING TO DESTROY LAW AND ORDER.

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