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Lapse in Federal Funding Impact on CBP Website Operations Notice

NOTICE: Due to the lapse in federal funding, this website will not be actively managed. This website was last updated on December 21, 2018 and will not be updated until after funding is enacted. As such, information on this website may not be up to date. Transactions submitted via this website might not be processed and we will not be able to respond to inquiries until after appropriations are enacted.


Aviso del impacto de la interrupción de fondos federales en las operaciones del sitio web del Oficina de Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza de los Estados Unidos (CBP, por sus siglas en inglés)

AVISO:  A causa de la interrupción de fondos federales, este sitio de web no será administrado activamente. La última actualización a este sitio web se realizó el 21 de diciembre de 2018 y no se harán más actualizaciones hasta que el gobierno reanude operaciones; por ende, puede que el sitio web no refleje la información más reciente. Es posible que no podamos procesar transacciones ni responder a
preguntas hasta que se reanuden operaciones.

El Cajon Station

225 Kenney Street
El Cajon, California 92020
(619) 258-4500

Area of Responsibility
The El Cajon Station is located 27 miles northeast of San Diego Sector Headquarters. It is responsible for 12.7 miles of international border with Mexico. El Cajon's area of responsibility also includes 323 square miles of inland terrain immediately north of the international boundary and includes the rural border communities of Jamul, Dulzura, Barret Junction, Tecate, and Potrero. The terrain in El Cajon's area of responsibility consists of some of the most harsh, rugged, and isolated territory in all San Diego County's border area. It remains largely undeveloped with minimally maintained roads that require the use of four wheel drive vehicles. With the addition of new agents, equipment resources, and advanced technology, we have increased border control in our area of responsibility, which has resulted in significant reductions in apprehensions compared to calendar year 1996.

The El Cajon Station conducts Linewatch operations. Extra operations include canine handlers, the Horse Patrol, and a Border Patrol Community Storefront, the first of its kind. The Storefront opened on January 29, 1997, in response to public need and to enhance our enforcement presence in the East County. This unique and innovative Border patrol enforcement tool was designed to promote a sense of partnership and understanding between the Service, residents, community groups, other law enforcement agencies, and local businesses. Other community relations programs include the Adopt-A-Highway Program and the Explorer Scouts.

For more information about the San Diego Border Patrol Sector, please check our General Information section.

Last modified: 
March 11, 2014