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Office of Public Affairs (OPA)

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"We tell ICE’s story."

The ICE Office of Public Affairs (OPA) is the agency's public face, dedicated to communicating and fostering an understanding of the agency's mission through outreach to employees, the media and the general public. OPA also oversees the agency's internal communication needs, offering a wide range of products to employees through a variety of mediums.

OPA is the agency's public face, a team of communications professionals dedicated to telling the story of ICE and fostering an understanding of the agency's mission through outreach to employees, the media and the general public.

OPA strives at all times to maintain transparency, consistency, accuracy and credibility in the agency’s communication efforts. Effective and reliable communication to both external and internal audiences is integral to supporting the agency’s enforcement efforts and directly affects the agency’s reputation and the morale of ICE employees.

OPA also oversees the agency's internal communication needs, offering a wide range of multimedia products to agency employees through a variety of publications and media channels. In addition, OPA administers the agency’s key online properties, including ICE.gov and the agency’s Intranet.

ICE OPA is headquartered in Washington, D.C. ICE field public affairs officers, located throughout the country, are responsible for regional media relations in designated geographic areas.

Mission

OPA builds understanding and support for the agency's mission through outreach to DHS employees, the media and the general public. With a strong commitment to transparency and candor, OPA strives at all times to maintain transparency, consistency, accuracy and credibility in the agency’s communication efforts.

Last Reviewed/Updated: 01/03/2018