Laredo Border Patrol Sector Holds Explorer Academy Graduation
LAREDO, Texas – On June 28, 2018, 18 Border Patrol Explorers graduated from the Laredo Sector Border Patrol Explorer Academy at Camp Huisache in Laredo, Texas. The academy consisted of Explorer posts from Laredo North Station (Post 1987) Laredo South Station (Post 0097) and Hebbronville Station (Post 359).
The two-week academy was held at the National Guard Armory and Camp Huisache from June 11-27, 2018. The Academy curriculum consisted of physical training, defensive tactics, arrest techniques, first aid, survival swimming, and basic handgun safety.
The Border Patrol Explorer program was established to provide local youth with an understanding of law enforcement work, promote their self-confidence, self-discipline, responsibility, and volunteerism. The program also provides hands-on experience with Border Patrol programs and an opportunity to interact with others sharing the same goals and interests.
The Laredo North Station Explorer Post 1987, established in the early 1990’s, currently has 33 Explorers and 13 Advisors. The Laredo South Station Explorer Post 0097, established in 1994, currently has 22 Explorers and 4 Advisors. The Hebbronville Station Explorer Post 359, established in 2010, currently has 6 Explorers and 5 Advisors.
“Honor First! is the motto of the Border Patrol. It embodies everything we do in protecting this nation on a daily basis. These fine young men and women have shown that not only that they understand this, but will live it from today on,” said Laredo Sector Acting Deputy Chief Patrol Agent Anthony S. Good in remarks given during the ceremony.
Anyone interested in finding out more information on the Border Patrol Explorer Program can contact 956-726-5759.
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.