Border Patrol Trainees Sworn In at 9/11 Memorial
ALPINE, Texas – Three newly hired Border Patrol trainees took their Oath of Office at the 9/11 Memorial in front of the Alpine Border Patrol station on Monday.
Big Bend Sector Chief Patrol Agent Robert L. Boatright made the decision to have all new hires at the Big Bend Sector take their oath in this fashion. “This Memorial is a steady and relevant reminder to all of us who serve that we are here for a purpose,” Chief Boatright stated.
“Having these trainees begin the journey of their careers by taking their oath in front of this memorial conveys the significance of the duties that they are embarking upon”, the Chief added.
The three trainees are headed to the U.S. Border Patrol Academy in Artesia, New Mexico where for the next six months they will receive instruction in law enforcement techniques, criminal and immigration law and Spanish. Upon successful completion of the academy, the trainees will return to one of the border stations in the Big Bend Sector to begin their post academy and field training with journeyman agents.
The United States Border Patrol is hiring. If you think you have what it takes to be a Border Patrol Agent, visit www.cbp.gov and click on the careers tab for more information.
Big Bend Sector Border Patrol agents patrol 510 miles of the southwest border, which extends from Sierra Blanca to Sanderson, Texas. It is the largest Border Patrol Sector on the U.S-Mexico 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.