Laredo Sector Border Patrol Hosts Texas Attorney General
LAREDO, Texas – On June 4, 2018, Laredo Sector Border Patrol hosted a visit from Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton. The purpose of the visit was for the Attorney General to gain an understanding of the deployment of personnel, technology, and infrastructure as well as familiarity with the unique terrain and operational challenges in the Laredo Sector. Mr. Paxton was accompanied by his Director of Communications, Marc Rylander.
The visit included discussions with Chief Patrol Agent Jason Owens about Laredo Sector Operations and the important partnerships that the Border Patrol has with the State of Texas. Additionally, the Attorney General received a tour of the border that included orientation to Laredo Sector’s Marine Operations, Horse Patrol, and the Veteran’s Support Program. The visit was very successful and has served to strengthen the relationship that the Laredo Sector Border Patrol has with its state partners.
“It would be difficult to overstate the importance of the relationships that we have with our state and local partners. For our mission to be successful, we depend on assistance and collaboration from law enforcement partners at all levels. Visits like this one strengthen these relationships and make us all more effective public servants.” said Laredo Sector Division Chief Greg Burwell.
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.