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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Border_Patrol

The primary activity of a Border Patrol Agent is "Line Watch". Line Watch involves the detection, prevention, and apprehension of terrorists, illegal aliens and smugglers of aliens at or near the land border by maintaining surveillance from a covert position; following up on leads; responding to electronic sensor, television  ...

www.cbp.gov/careers/frontline-careers/bpa/app-proc

Jan 18, 2018 ... Being a Border Patrol Agent can be both mentally and physically challenging. As a result, the application process to become a Border Patrol Agent is intentionally rigorous to ensure those selected can carry out the duties that are expected of them. Click the section buttons or titles below to learn about basic ...

www.cbp.gov/careers/frontline-careers

Apr 3, 2018 ... America needs men and women with integrity to serve on its frontline to stop terrorism, criminal activities, and promote fair trade. Click the positions below to learn more about the individual positions and what it takes to be a frontline officer or agent. Border Patrol Agent. CBP Officer. Air Interdiction Agent.

www.cbp.gov/frontline/around-agency-9-3

More champion agents—Elmer Hilden, Joe White, Bill Toney and others— followed during the 1950s and 1960s, earning several individual and team national titles. One of those agents, Harland Carter, became the Border Patrol chief in 1950 and served as the National Rifle Association's executive vice president from 1977 ...

help.cbp.gov/app/answers/detail/a_id/1017/~/cbp-border-patrol-academy

Each Border Patrol Agent trainee must complete a 19-week resident course of instruction in integrated law, physical training, firearms instruction, driving and Spanish. ... To instill in each trainee agent an awareness of the importance of physical fitness to the border patrol agent and the need to maintain an individual physical ...

www.gao.gov/assets/690/688201.pdf

Nov 8, 2017 ... BORDER PATROL. Issues Related to Agent Deployment Strategy and. Immigration Checkpoints. What GAO Found. According to U.S. Border Patrol .... necessary if you wish to reproduce this material separately. ... airport, or land border location) where DHS officers or employees are assigned to clear.

www.gao.gov/assets/680/677475.pdf

May 26, 2016 ... Congress passed the Border Patrol Agent Pay Reform Act of 2014 (BPAPRA), which established a new overtime compensation system for Border Patrol agents that replaced AUO.6. Under BPAPRA, agents individually elect and are subsequently assigned by the agency to one of three rates of pay ...

www.azcentral.com/story/news/2017/12/15/dramatic-spike-assaults-border-patrol-2017/950435001

Dec 15, 2017 ... In areas such as southwest New Mexico, agents have to cover broader areas of land than do agents in urban areas, according to Jose Romero of the Border Patrol. (Photo: Mark Henle/USA TODAY NETWORK). MORE: FBI investigating Border Patrol agent's death as 'potential assault;' rewards total ...

www.cato.org/publications/policy-analysis/border-patrol-termination-rates-discipline-performance-problems-signal

Nov 2, 2017 ... From 2006 to 2016, Border Patrol agents were twice as likely to be terminated for disciplinary infractions or poor performance as Immigration and Customs .... checkpoint stops without reasonable suspicion and to act without fulfilling warrant requirements within 100 miles of any land or maritime border.