Theodore L. Newton, Jr. and George F. Azrak Station
25762 Madison Avenue
Murrieta, California 92562
The Theodore L. Newton, Jr. and George F. Azrak Border Patrol Station is located in Murrieta, California, and it is named after two Patrol Inspectors who were murdered in the line of duty on June 17, 1967. The Newton-Azrak Station is best known for its historic Temecula Border Patrol Checkpoint. The original Border Patrol Checkpoint was established in May of 1924, in the Temecula Valley, as a remote checkpoint site known only as Temecula, California. The Newton-Azrak Stations is responsible for an operational area covering 3,800 square miles and maintains the checkpoint on Interstate 15, a secondary checkpoint on south Highway 79 at Oak Grove, California, and several tactical checkpoints throughout its area of responsibility.
The mission of the Newton-Azrak Station is to protect the American people against terrorists and the instruments of terror and prevent transnational organized crime. The station also provides a comprehensive enforcement posture that ranges from patrol and interdiction duties to intelligence collections, and task force operations with our strategic law-enforcement partners. The Newton-Azrak Station’s proactive targeting effort disrupts transnational criminal organization’s (TCO) abilities to operate freely and anonymously, and profit from illicit trade across the region.
The Newton-Azrak Station is strategically located in one of the most prolific alien smuggling and drug trafficking corridors in the United States. The I-15 and S-2 corridors are two of the main ingress and egress route utilized by TCOs to move their illicit contraband and proceeds between the United States and Mexico
The Newton-Azrak Station incorporates a defense in depth strategy to compliment San Diego Sector’s comprehensive enforcement posture. The Newton-Azrak Station strives to provide a safe and secure border environment that facilitates lawful trade and travel and enhances the economic vitality of the communities we protect and serve.