LAREDO, Texas – On April 11, 2018, the Laredo Sector Border Patrol celebrated National Public Safety Tele-communicators Week by recognizing Law Enforcement Communications Assistants (LECAs) who support the men and women of the United States Border Patrol out in the field.
Before Border Patrol Agents respond to any situation or emergency, they are provided with critical information on where to go and what to expect by LECAs. LECAs provide a vital service to the Laredo and surrounding communities in serving as the lifeline to over 1,600 Border Patrol Agents of the Laredo Sector, first-responders, other federal, state and local law enforcement agencies and emergency personnel.
In 1991, Congress designated the second week of April as National Public Safety Tele-communicators Week to recognize personnel who help save countless lives everyday by dispatching law enforcement, fire and rescue and emergency medical services personnel. The 2018 National Public Safety Tele-communicators Week is being celebrated nationwide during the week of April 8-14.
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.