Detention Classification/ICE 287(g) Operations

The Classification/U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) 287(g) Operations Division is responsible for all inmate placements in the prospective housing units. This is accomplished through an intensive classification system that assigns inmates to high, medium and minimum custody status. The inmate status is monitored daily and adjusted as needed.

The Classification Lieutenant and his staff are also responsible for scheduling inmate extraditions, court appearances and commitments. They also assist inmates with requests for information and channel these requests to the appropriate agencies.

About ICE & Benefits

The ICE 287(g) staff and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security entered into an agreement, designating officers to perform immigration law enforcement functions, pursuant to a Memorandum of Understanding, provided that the local law enforcement officers receive appropriate training and function under the supervision of sworn U.S. ICE officers. The cross-designation between ICE and correctional officers working in conjunction with ICE allows increased resources and support in more remote geographical locations and these officers necessary resources and latitude to pursue investigations relating to:
  • Gang/organized crime activity
  • Human smuggling
  • Money laundering
  • Narcotics smuggling
  • Sexual-related offenses
  • Violent crimes
The inception of ICE 287 (g) program was October 8, 2007.