Tucson, Ariz. - Tucson Sector Border Patrol officials participated in the Tohono O'odham Community College (TOCC) Housing Committee meeting Thursday in Sells, Ariz., to offer useful information for incoming college staff and students.
Casa Grande Border Community Liaisons (BCL) attended the meeting, hosted by TOCC officials, to brainstorm ideas for welcoming new students to the Tohono O'odham Reservation and helping them acclimate to their new surroundings. Tohono O'odham Police Department also participated in the event.
Casa Grande BCL's presentation, "Dangers of the Desert," focused on extreme weather conditions, terrain, dangerous animals and the smuggling of people, weapons, money and drugs - topics that new students may not be aware of if they have never lived in the Arizona desert.
The Border Patrol is committed to fostering positive relationships in local communities. The Community College Housing Committee meeting provided an opportunity for agents to promote an understanding of the Border Patrol's efforts toward establishing a safe border environment while improving the quality of life in border communities.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) 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.