Del Rio, Texas – The Del Rio Border Patrol Sector is pleased to announce the appointment of Raul Ortiz as Chief Patrol Agent of the Del Rio Sector. He assumed his duties April 14.
CPA Ortiz entered on duty with the U.S. Border Patrol on May 13, 1991, beginning his career at various stations throughout the San Diego Sector to include the Chula Vista, Brown Field, and Campo Stations. From 2000 to 2005, CPA Ortiz served as the Assistant Patrol Agent in Charge and later as the Patrol Agent in Charge of the Comstock Station, as well as Patrol Agent in Charge of the Del Rio Station. In 2005, CPA Ortiz was promoted to Assistant Chief Patrol Agent at Del Rio Sector where he led several programs to include Operation Detour, a Border Patrol program that focuses on preventing teens from becoming involved in transnational border crime.
From 2009 to 2011, CPA Ortiz managed numerous duty assignments to include Director of the Border Management Task Force in Kabul, Afghanistan; Senior Advisor to the Special Envoy to Afghanistan and Pakistan for the Department of Homeland Security; and Deputy Chief for Law Enforcement Operational Programs Directorate at U.S. Border Patrol Headquarters. Most recently, he served as the Deputy Chief Patrol Agent of the Rio Grande Valley Sector.
Prior to joining the U.S. Border Patrol, CPA Ortiz served in the U.S. Army 8th Infantry Division in Baumholder, Germany. He attended the University of Texas at San Antonio and Southwest Texas Junior College, completing studies in political science and criminal justice. He also attended the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Leadership Institute and the Harvard Kennedy School’s Executive Education for Senior Managers in Government.
“The legacy of Del Rio Sector is displayed through its agents,” said CPA Ortiz, “I look forward to honoring that legacy by preserving the mission of securing our borders and protecting our communities.”