In this video, Dave Smith talks with Scott Barker about the challenges of working in small, rural, tribal and border police departments and how NIJ is assisting these departments overcome budget constraints and technology issues.
Betsy Brantner-Smith sits down with Sigifredo Gonzalez Jr., a Sheriff in Zapata County, TX, to discuss threats that are very prevalent at the U.S. and Mexico border. There are threats that they deal with on a daily basis that people who do not live close to the border have trouble understanding. Officers have learned that threats can come at a moments notice, and they must stay alert.
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.