DEL RIO, Texas – On June 22, Del Rio Sector Border Patrol held the 2015 Border Patrol Explorer Academy. The academy consisted of Posts from Del Rio Station (Post 920), Brackettville Station (Post 931), Eagle Pass South Station (Post 925), and Eagle Pass North Station (Post 921). A total of 41 Explorers graduated the academy.
“The Explorers program shows students how to become leaders and gives them a positive outlook by following a structured law enforcement program,” said Chief Rodolfo Karisch, U.S. Border Patrol, Del Rio Sector. “The program also shows Explorers the importance of a higher education and self-discipline while actively participating in community projects.”
The academy was held at the Del Rio Station and was a collaboration of various local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies. The week-long academy consisted of approximately 40 hours of training which included daily physical training, classroom instruction, first aid, and hands-on law enforcement and investigations training. Special thanks to all the advisors, involved participants and the Del Rio Border Patrol Station for the time and effort spent in making the 2015 Border Patrol Explorer Academy a success.
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.