Border Patrol Engages with Community

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The Harlingen Border Patrol Station Community Liaison (BCL) Team kicked off their Citizen’s Academy Class on Wednesday, July 11, 2018. The Citizen’s academy is a seven-week course designed to allow the individuals to fully immerse themselves in the day-to-day responsibilities that Border Patrol agents face daily. 

This week, the participants had the opportunity to walk a half mile long trail and witness agents working along the banks of the Rio Grande. They were exposed to the harsh terrain, high humidity, and grueling temperatures of South Texas. The participants will be receiving training and presentations regarding the Use of Force, K-9 Unit, and the Border Patrol’s Emergency Medical Technician team in their next class. 

On July 18,2018 the McAllen Border Patrol Station BCL Team presented Operation Detour to 21 staff members of the La Joya Independent School District (ISD) Administration Office. 

Operation Detour is a public service campaign aimed at middle and high school students in South Texas, educating them on the dangers and consequences that coincide with smuggling. Operation Detour gives students a view of real stories of valley teens becoming victims of smuggling organizations targeting them to work for them. 

The Rio Grande Valley Sector BCL team is available to give Operation Detour presentations to any school districts within the RGV Sector. Please Contact Border Patrol Agent Omar D. Cavazos for more information at (956) 289-5686

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