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The Border Patrol topic provides current news and information about ongoing border protection issues and challenges. The Border Patrol, along with hundreds of local agencies under whose jurisdiction that border falls, are responsible for protecting 8,000 miles of U.S. border, not including many thousands of miles of shoreline.
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March 24, 2014
Police History: Brian Terry is a hero gone too soon Lt. Dan Marcou - Blue Knights

Police History: Brian Terry is a hero gone too soon

On the night of December 14, 2010, Brian was part of a four-man team situated on a slight rise in a rugged area on the Arizona-Mexican Border North of Rio Rico called Peck Canyon - Full Story
March 14, 2014
'Rocking' the cops: Assault by any other name is still assault Thane Gallagher - Patrolling the Border

'Rocking' the cops: Assault by any other name is still assault

Police professionals know about the consequences of even small head wounds — none of which are pleasant — but Border Patrol agents may know best about a rock’s impact with the head - Full Story
August 15, 2013
Breaching the gender wall at the Border Patrol Jodi Butts - Eyes on the Road

Breaching the gender wall at the Border Patrol

To date, only three women have become members of the Border Patrol Search, Trauma, and Rescue (BORSTAR) Team of U.S. Customs and Border Protection — Julie Gallagher is one of them - Full Story
November 30, 2012
Throwing another agency under the bus Thane Gallagher - Patrolling the Border

Throwing another agency under the bus

When we turn on our own, the most common outcome is a fracture in the thin blue line - Full Story
August 24, 2012
Illegal immigrants' 'auxiliary documents' cause confusion for cops Thane Gallagher - Patrolling the Border

Illegal immigrants' 'auxiliary documents' cause confusion for cops

A new market for counterfeit documents has just been born, and the law enforcement officer now must wade through a morass of data in ‘auxiliary documents’ - Full Story
December 07, 2011
Are Zetas operating as police impersonators in the United States? Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 10-43: Be Advised...

Are Zetas operating as police impersonators in the United States?

Whether or not Zetas are conducting paramilitary, police-impersonation operations here in the US, the incident in Houston is a watershed event indeed - Full Story
December 01, 2011
Drug wars: This isn't your mother's cartel Betsy Brantner Smith - Survival Insights

Drug wars: This isn't your mother's cartel

Modern cartels pose one of the biggest threats to law enforcement not just on the southern border, but nationwide - Full Story
November 17, 2011
Epilogue: Justice for Border Patrol Agent Jesus Diaz? Dave Grossi - Tactics & Training

Epilogue: Justice for Border Patrol Agent Jesus Diaz?

One can only guess what the jury’s findings might have been had they known about the “armed escort alert” received by the agents 24 hours earlier that escalated their awareness level - Full Story
October 14, 2011
Lessons learned from the 'Fast and Furious' fiasco Lt. Dan Marcou - Blue Knights

Lessons learned from the 'Fast and Furious' fiasco

When constructing a new and uniquely different program, it may be advisable to use a technique called 'The Bell, The Book, and The Candle' - Full Story
June 15, 2011
Vehicle stop and checkpoint tactics: A safety mnemonic Thane Gallagher - Patrolling the Border

Vehicle stop and checkpoint tactics: A safety mnemonic

If the criminal element is on the freeway, chances are pretty good that someone from Border Patrol is likely to encounter it - Full Story



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