Havre Border Patrol Station Welcomes First Female Patrol Agent in Charge
HAVRE, Mont. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) Havre Sector Border Patrol Station welcomes Perla S. McGoffin as she takes over as Patrol Agent in Charge (PAIC). She replaced Michael Stewart who is now the Acting Division Chief at Havre Sector Headquarters (HQ).
A native of Tucson, Arizona, McGoffin began her career with the Border Patrol in 2000 in Tucson Sector at the Naco Border Patrol Station, which is now the Brian A. Terry Border Patrol Station. Since then, she has worked at both Laredo and El Paso sectors in supervisory positions. Throughout her career, she has provided guidance and direction to agents in criminal and administrative case preparation, interviewing methodologies, link analysis, data research, intelligence report compilation, and confidential source acquisition and development.
She has over ten years of supervisory, leadership and technical competency training under her belt. Her vast experience has allowed her to help develop and implement different programs for the U.S. Border Patrol, including the widely-used Relocation Program.
She most recently held the position of Assistant Chief at CBP HQ in Washington D.C. Prior to accepting a transfer to Washington D.C, she managed the Laredo Sector’s Border Intelligence Center ensuring the unit served as the primary coordination center for intelligence sharing among Laredo Sector’s Border Patrol stations, sector executive staff and other federal/state/local enforcement agencies.
PAIC McGoffin came to Havre Sector with an open mind and conveyed, “It is an honor and privilege to serve alongside the agents of the Havre Station as we jointly strive to keep our communities and nation safe. As a Border Patrol leader, I take a tremendous amount of pride to be associated with the highly dedicated employees who work in many challenging conditions but continuously work to support and execute the Border Patrol mission.”
She added, “Likewise, I am appreciative of the community members who are continuously providing information to our agents and offer a clearer picture of what is occurring along the border. As we build a greater intelligence picture utilizing the information resulting from both operations and our community partners, we are better suited to distribute the appropriate resources necessary to address any threats in the Havre Sector area of responsibility. As we move forward in this new year, I look forward to meeting and working with our law enforcement partners, community leaders and the public as the Patrol Agent in Charge of the Havre Station.”
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.