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.
Mexican marines captured a drug-gang boss accused of slaying a U.S. immigration agent two weeks ago and wounding another. The agents were reportedly confused for members of a rival cartel.
Bloodshed on the border
Betsy Brantner-Smith sits down with Border Patrol Supervisor Agent, Jodi Butts, at the Women in Federal Law Enforcement Conference in Florida. Jodi discusses the number of rescues she does each day as a Border Patrol Officer. She emphasizes the importance of seatbelts, managing speed, managing the terrain, and the different courses they use to train on.