Category Archives: Customs and Border Protection

The Border Patrol’s New National Strategy: Lipstick on a Javelina

There’s a lot in CBP’s “2012-2016 Border Patrol National Strategy” to digest.  For starters there are two major goals, the first with five objectives, the second with three.  All this is sandwiched between numerous color photographs reminiscent of university textbooks … Continue reading

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The Border Patrol’s “New” National Strategy as of Tuesday

First the good news.  At least I think it’s good, but it’s hard to say.  The Border Patrol has, at least sort of, announced a “new” National Strategy, it’s first since 2004.  That may mean it is discarding some of … Continue reading

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After Nine Decades, New Female Border Patrol Chief at Nogales: Part Six of One of the Border Patrol’s Dirty Little Secrets

It’s always a great day when an experienced law enforcement professional is promoted to a challenging new position.  And it was a great day on Friday when Leslie M. Lawson was formally sworn in as the Patrol Agent in Charge … Continue reading

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