As a local office of the United States Border Patrol, the Del Rio Sector is responsible for detecting and preventing the smuggling and unlawful entry of undocumented immigrants into the United States along 245 miles of the Rio Grande River and Lake Amistad that forms the border between the U.S. and Mexico. This area of responsibility covers 55,063 square miles of Texas, and reaches 300 miles into Texas from the U.S.-Mexico border. The 47 counties in the Sector consist primarily of farms and ranches. This site provides Sector related information, including an overview of sector operations, sector contact information, community activities, news, and historical information.
Area of Operation
As a local office of the U.S. Border Patrol, a division of U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the Del Rio Sector is responsible for detecting and preventing the smuggling and unlawful entry of undocumented aliens into the United States along 245 miles of the Rio Grande River that forms the border between the U.S. and Mexico. Included in this area is Lake Amistad that encompasses a large area that is difficult to patrol.
This area of responsibility covers 53,063 square miles of Texas, and reaches 300 miles into Texas from the U.S.-Mexico border. The 47 counties in the Sector area consist primarily of farms and ranches, and are sparsely populated. This makes the Sector area along the border a major staging area for narcotic and alien smuggling operations. The U.S. Border Patrol has had a significant presence and a long history in Del Rio. The Border Patrol Agents of the Del Rio Sector provide professional law enforcement that not only affects the quality of life of the residents along the border but the entire nation. The U.S. Border Patrol is a multi-task law enforcement entity that has served the Southwest border and Del Rio since July 1, 1924.
Service Area: Since 1924, the Sector has grown to include more than 1500 employees, including 100 support staff and more than 1400 Border Patrol Agents assigned to cover 41 counties of Texas.
Sector Headquarters Location: 2401 Dodson Avenue, Del Rio, Texas
Stations: Stations of the Del Rio Sector are located in Abilene, Brackettville, Carrizo Springs, Comstock, Del Rio, Eagle Pass (2 Stations), Rocksprings, San Angelo, and Uvalde.
Contact Information: Phone Number - (830) 778-7000; Sector Headquarters Mailing Address - Del Rio Border Patrol Sector, 2401 Dodson Avenue, Del Rio, TX 78840
Employment Opportunities: To obtain information about employment opportunities with the Border Patrol, you may contact this Sector and ask to speak to a recruiter. You will find additional information about careers with the Border Patrol in the Careers section of this website.
Public Affairs Office: The Del Rio Sector Public Affairs staff handles a wide range of community, media, and congressional liaison duties. To reach a member of the staff, call (830) 778-7050. After normal business hours, call (830) 778-7000, and ask for Public Affairs.
Vehicle Seizure Office: The Vehicle Seizure Officers can be contacted at (830) 778-7000.