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Looking to Become a Border Patrol Agent?

Release Date: 
April 27, 2017

Del Rio Sector Will Host Open House May 13

DEL RIO, Texas U.S. Border Patrol in Del Rio will be hosting an open house event on May 13 for anyone who is interested in applying to become an agent.

Within fiscal year 2016, the Border Patrol employed 19,828 men and women across the nation. Of that number, 1,439 were employed within the Del Rio Sector which has stations in Eagle Pass, Carrizo Springs, Comstock, Del Rio, Brackettville, Uvalde, Rocksprings, and San Angelo. And Border Patrol is looking to hire more.

If you or someone you know intends to apply, or is even just thinking about it, the Del Rio Sector invites all to an Open House on May 13 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. at Sector Headquarters (2401 Dodson Avenue, Del Rio). Anyone interested may come at any time, ask questions, view the application process first hand, and even apply on site.

Basic eligibility requirements to be a Border Patrol Agent are as follows:

  • Be a U.S. Citizen

  • Have a valid driver’s license

  • Have resided in the U.S. for at least 3 of the last 5 years (military exception)

  • Be eligible to carry a firearm

  • Be referred for selection prior to your 40th birthday (waivers available for veteran’s preference or those that have previously served in a federal civilian law enforcement position)

The minimum starting salary is $52,583 with the possibility of earning more depending on experience and education. Within four years, agents will make at least $97,486 per year. You will also enjoy a challenging but rewarding work environment with many advancement opportunities. Applicants that attend the Open House will find it very beneficial to meet face-to-face with recruiters and staff.

For additional information on becoming a Border Patrol Agent, please visit the following webpage: .

Last modified: 
February 3, 2021