HOULTON, ME - United States Border Patrol has selected John W. Krause as the new Patrol Agent in Charge (PAIC) of the Rangeley Border Patrol Station. Before being named the PAIC of Rangeley Border Patrol Station, Agent Krause was the Deputy Patrol Agent in Charge of Fort Fairfield Border Patrol Station.
PAIC Krause began his career with the United States Border Patrol in 1995 as part of Border Patrol Academy Class 228. His initial field assignment was at the Campo Station in San Diego Sector. While assigned to Campo Station, he was the lead EMT and competitively selected for a Senior Patrol Agent position. In 2003 PAIC Krause transferred to the Fort Fairfield Station, serving at various places within Houlton Sector. He returned to Fort Fairfield Station and was promoted to Deputy Patrol Agent in Charge in 2016. PAIC Krause possesses a Bachelor's Degree in Public Administration from the University of Maine and a Master's in Forensic Science from National University.
"The Rangeley area is one of the most scenic areas of Maine. My wife and I are looking forward to becoming part of the communities and seeing how we will be able to give back to this great area," said Krause. "The station is full of great people, and I am excited to be a part of their team," he added.
In recognizing PAIC Krause's career longevity, Houlton Sector Chief Patrol Agent William Maddocks added, "the Patrol Agent in Charge position is a critical field command position in the U.S. Border Patrol. We are fortunate to have someone who has spent the greater part of the last three decades serving within the USBP and being just shy of two decades serving here in the State of Maine to promote into the Rangeley Station PAIC position. In addition to his many years of experience in multiple disciplines within the organization, PAIC Krause has proven himself to be a genuine and caring leader and a capable field commander. He has been holding the PAIC position in an acting capacity for some time now, and I anticipate the successful initiatives he has led and fostered to date will continue for a long time to come."
The Rangeley Station area of responsibility (AOR) is 81 miles of the land border between the United States and Canada. The Rangeley Station AOR is bordered by Jackman Station on the east and New Hampshire on the west. Most areas are remote due to the border area being heavily wooded and comprised of numerous mountains.