But Waukesha County Sheriff Eric Severson said there is misinformation circulating about what the 287G training would authorize the sheriff’s department to do.
Severson has authorized two correctional supervisors to receive the training this summer. Once finished, they would be allowed to place immigration detainers on inmates who are already in custody at the Waukesha County Jail.
He said the 287G program won’t allow his deputies to patrol the community and search for illegal immigrants.
“We’re not doing ICE raids in the community now, and we won’t be doing them in the future,” Severson said.