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Border Patrol Manpower Continues to Increase in RGV

Release Date: 
April 22, 2014

EDINBURG, Texas — More than two dozen newly hired Border Patrol agents from throughout the country reported for duty to the Rio Grande Valley (RGV) Sector this week.

On Monday, a group of new agents were administered the oath of office by RGV Border Patrol Sector Chief Kevin W. Oaks. The newly hired agents come from a variety of states including Nebraska, New York, Wisconsin and Michigan, and will begin training at the Federal Law Enforcement Academy in Artesia, N.M.   

The agents are part of nearly 300 new employees scheduled to be assigned to the RGV in fiscal year 2014, and they received a special greeting from District-33 Texas Representative Scott Turner who was visiting RGV during the event.          

The Rio Grande Valley Sector is part of the South Texas Campaign, which leverages federal, state and local resources to combat transnational criminal organizations. To report suspicious activity, call the sector’s toll-free telephone number at 800-863-9382.