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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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Customs and Border Protection officer dies on duty

Customs and Border Protection officer dies on duty

Darrell Jean Windhaus , 71, was pronounced dead at the port after suddenly collapsing - Full Story

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More border agents assisting local police

Despite beliefs that they aren't adequately trained to do so, they've been assisting with serving warrants and other duties.

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More border agents assisting local police

Despite beliefs that they aren't adequately trained to do so, they've been assisting with serving warrants and other duties - Full Story

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Border Patrol rejects curbs on use of force

Border Patrol rejects curbs on use of force

The Police Executive Research Forum recommended that the Border Patrol stop the use of deadly force against rock throwers - Full Story

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High-speed pursuit closes US-Mexico border crossing

The driver, who died at the scene, had led California Highway Patrol officers on a nearly 100-mile chase - Full Story

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How trucking firms fight the drug war

An exploration into how law enforcement and private export and shipping companies work together to battle drug smugglers.

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Report: DHS must better track excessive force

Report: DHS must better track excessive force

The Inspector General couldn't come up with a tally of excessive force allegations against Border Patrol agents and customs officers because the agency's databases do not allow them to be categorized that way - Full Story

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Texas trooper cleared in fatal shooting from helicopter

The trooper opened fire to disable the vehicle because it was barreling toward a school zone - Full Story

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U.S. Customs annihilate Land Rover

Footage of U.S. Customs and Border Patrol smashing a Land Rover seized from illegal importers.

Columns

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



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