EDINBURG, Texas — More than two dozen newly hired agents from throughout the country reported for duty to the Rio Grande Valley (RGV) Sector.
On Monday afternoon a group of new agents were administered the oath of office by RGV Border Patrol Sector Chief Kevin W. Oaks. The newly hired agents come from various states including Nebraska, New York, Wisconsin and Michigan and will begin training at Border Patrol academy in Artesia, New Mexico later this week.
The agents, part of nearly 300 new employees slated for RGV in fiscal year 2014, received a special greeting from Texas Representative Scott Turner who was visiting the RGV during the event.
The Rio Grande Valley Sector is part of the South Texas Campaign, which leverages federal, state and local resources to combat transnational criminal organizations. To report suspicious activity, call the sector’s toll-free telephone number at 800-863-9382.
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.