TUCSON, Ariz. – The Willcox Border Patrol Station is under new leadership with the appointment of Patrol Agent in Charge (PAIC) John Scanlon.
PAIC Scanlon served as the Deputy Patrol Agent in Charge for the Willcox Station prior to accepting this promotion. The Willcox Station is primarily tasked with border security in southeastern Arizona and operates three immigration checkpoints in Cochise County.
PAIC Scanlon started his Border Patrol career in 1998 at the Douglas Border Patrol Station. He has had a diverse career within the Border Patrol to include Supervisory Border Patrol Agent, Field Operations Supervisor and Assistant Chief Patrol Agent within the Tucson Sector. PAIC Scanlon also served at Border Patrol headquarters in Washington D.C. in the Office of Congressional Affairs, Office of Policy Planning and the Operations Division.
Prior to joining the Border Patrol, PAIC Scanlon studied at Northeastern University receiving a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice and a Master’s degree in Project Management.
PAIC Scanlon said, “I am honored to lead such a motivated and dedicated group of law enforcement professionals that put life and safety on the line every day to ensure that the country they serve is secure.”
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.