Chief Shaw, a second generation Border Patrol Agent, began his career in Presidio, TX after entering on duty with the agency on June 17, 1985, as a member of Academy Class 182. After graduating second in his class, he reported to his first assignment in Presidio, Texas. Agent Shaw has served in a broad range of supervisory and management positions throughout his career, including service as a Supervisory Border Patrol Agent at the El Paso Station, Patrol Agent in Charge of the Fort Hancock Station, Assistant Chief Patrol Agent in El Paso Sector, Assistant Chief Patrol Agent at the BPSCC, and as an Associate Chief within the former CBP Office of Intelligence and Operations Coordination, now known as the Office of Intelligence and Investigative Liaison. In addition to these permanent positions, Chief Shaw served in many positions across the country during his 32 years with the Border Patrol.
"I started in this Sector and it is fitting to retire here" said Shaw, "The Border Patrol, and specifically Big Bend Sector, is the best because of the people and for the hard and important work that is done here each and every day."
Chief Shaw broadened his professional experience through significant detail and temporary duty assignments. He served as a Spanish Instructor at the Border Patrol Academy, Deputy Assistant Regional Director in the legacy Immigration and Naturalization Service's Central Region, Deputy Chief Patrol Agent of the El Paso Sector, and Director of Operation Jump Start at U.S. Border Patrol Headquarters. Agent Shaw is a second-generation Border Patrol agent and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in history from the University of Texas at El Paso.
Twenty five percent, or 510 miles of the southwest border are the responsibility of the Big Bend Sector that stretches from Sierra Blanca, TX to Sanderson,TX. It is the largest Border Patrol Sector on the U.S.- Mexico border. Big Bend Sector Motto, “Protecting a Quarter of the Southwest Border”.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control and protection of our nation's borders at and between the official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.