HOULTON, Maine — U.S. Border Patrol employees welcomed the arrival of Chief Patrol Agent (CPA) Daniel R. Hiebert yesterday, following his entry on duty of May 4.
CPA Hiebert oversees the operations of Houlton Sector Headquarters and six U.S. Border Patrol stations throughout the state of Maine. The U.S. Border Patrol is the mobile, uniformed law enforcement arm of U.S. Customs and Border Protection within the Department of Homeland Security responsible for securing the nation’s borders between the ports of entry from all threats.
“I believe the Border Patrol’s strength is based on the diligence, dedication, and patriotism of our employees and the people of Maine,” said Chief Patrol Agent Hiebert. “I am honored to be at the helm of such an outstanding organization and look forward to working with everyone.”
CPA Hiebert is Houlton Sector’s 25th Chief Patrol Agent since the Border Patrol was established in 1924, following former Acting Chief Patrol Agent Alfredo L. Casillas, 2014 to 2015, and Chief Patrol Agent Joseph Mellia, 2006 to 2014.
The Border Patrol’s operational offices in Maine include Houlton Sector Headquarters, Calais, Fort Fairfield, Houlton, Jackman, Rangeley and Van Buren Stations. Houlton Sector is responsible for the security of the international borders between Maine and Canada, and is comprised of 299 miles of land border, 312 miles of water/river and 309 miles of coastal border.
Previously, CPA Hiebert served as Deputy Chief Patrol agent of the Border Patrol’s Buffalo Sector in Buffalo, N.Y. During his 29-year career, CPA Hiebert directed and oversaw the establishment of various intelligence, strategic and community programs.
CPA Hiebert has been a member of the Border Patrol Tactical Unit since 1990. He is a graduate from the 252nd Session of the FBI National Academy.
Prior to joining the U.S. Border Patrol in 1986, he served on active duty with the U.S. Army in the 3rd Infantry and 82nd Airborne Divisions. He is a second generation Border Patrol agent and both of his brothers serve in law enforcement, one as a Texas Highway Patrol trooper, and one as a Lincoln County, New Mexico Sheriff’s deputy.
Please join us in welcoming Chief Patrol Agent Daniel R. Hiebert to the beautiful state of Maine, “The Way Life Should Be!”
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.