Washington, DC - Congressman Juan Vargas (CA-51) released the following statement today after reviewing the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) comprehensive review of the Calexico Police Department:

“The citizens of Calexico deserve to be protected by an excellent police department that operates to the best of their ability and adheres to the highest level of community policing practices.  I am thankful the DOJ’s Office of Community Oriented Policing Services took the time to conduct a comprehensive review of the Calexico Police Department.  I am confident, that with this information, the city of Calexico will make the changes needed, while keeping the best interest of the community in mind.”