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Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR)

Office of Professional Responsibility

Office of Professional Responsibility

The ICE Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR) is responsible for upholding the agency’s professional standards through a multi-disciplinary approach of security, inspections and investigations. OPR promotes organizational integrity by vigilantly managing ICE’s security programs, conducting independent reviews of ICE programs and operations, and impartially investigating allegations of serious employee and contractor misconduct, as well as internal and external threats against ICE personnel and facilities.

OPR assesses pre-employment suitability and continuously evaluates background investigations of the ICE workforce. OPR also manages physical security and classified national security information, which includes administering clearance levels and access to classified information, systems and equipment. OPR provides ICE senior leadership with an independent assessment of their programmatic compliance with requirements of agency policies, procedures, and detention standards. OPR’s role in safeguarding the organization permits the agency to focus on its larger mission of promoting homeland security and public safety.

OPR Associate Director

Associate Director, Office of Professional Responsibility, Waldemar Rodriguez
Associate Director, Office of Professional Responsibility
As the Associate Director of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR), Mr. Rodriguez is responsible for OPR’s efforts to ensure ICE’s organizational integrity through a multi-layered approach of investigations, security operations, inspections and detention oversight. He leads a unique organization that is equal parts law enforcement and security, internal affairs and inspections, and a vital service provider to ICE’s workforce, stakeholders and leadership. He is also the ICE Chief Security Officer.
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Updated: 01/07/2021