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Field Operations


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ERO’s enforcement and removal efforts are conducted by its 24 national field offices. At Headquarters, the Field Operations Division provides guidance to and coordination among those offices. This direction is often in reference to the numerous programs and initiatives through which ERO identifies, arrests, pursues for prosecution, and removes priority aliens.

HQ Field Operations comprises the following three divisions, all of which provide guidance, implement and inform policy and procedures, and facilitate enhanced coordination between HQ and the field offices:

The Domestic Operations Division oversees, directs, and coordinates all ERO Field Operations activities throughout the nation's field offices and sub-offices in an effort to enhance national security, border security, and public safety through the enforcement of DHS’ Civil Immigration Enforcement Priorities.

This map shows the location and area of responsibility of ERO field offices. For questions regarding the location of who is currently in ICE custody, please use the Online Detainee Locator System. For the location and information about specific detention facilities visit the Detention Facility Locator.

The Special Operations Division oversees and coordinates ERO’s intelligence collection efforts, firearms training and protective equipment procurement, various tactical programs and communications efforts, and oversees ERO operations that support the prevention, preparedness, response, and recovery plans for critical and significant incidents such as terrorist attacks, natural disasters, or other national emergencies or incidents.

The Law Enforcement Systems and Analysis (LESA) Division is responsible for helping inform the development of ERO strategies and supporting continuous enhancement of ERO business processes to execute those strategies. Through data collection and analysis and technology and process improvements, LESA delivers tools, studies, and recommendations that assist ICE’s decision-making and planning (strategic, business, and operational). LESA studies ICE’s operations and resources (personnel, processes, technology, and infrastructure) to find areas for continuous improvement.

Last Reviewed/Updated: 05/12/2020