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Laredo Sector Border Patrol Celebrates National Public Safety Tele-communicators Week

Release Date: 
April 13, 2018

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.

Law Enforcement Communications Assistants (LECAs) who support the men and women of the United States Border Patrol out in the field.
Law Enforcement Communications
Assistants (LECAs) who support 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.

Last modified: 
April 16, 2018