Hands on experience in law enforcement for Special Needs individuals


BROWNSVILLE, Texas – The Cameron County District Attorney’s office is implementing a first of its kind cadet program called Operation Big Heroes. The district attorney’s office is teaming up with the U.S. Border Patrol and Driscoll Health Systems which will provide a behind the scenes look at daily operations and hand’s on experience to participants. The program will bring together non-traditional adults students with disabilities who are moderate to high functioning and law enforcement.

Lizbeth Shanholtzer, Driscoll Health Plan – Brownsville, “This has been an amazing opportunity for us to help and advocate inclusiveness with our kids. We hope to be able to do this on a quarterly basis.”

A total of 22 students graduated from the academy.

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