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Old 15 August 2017, 10:03
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Right now the focus is on the southern border. There are Border Patrol stations all along the southern and northern borders, and there are still several stations within the interior of the United States.

Border Patrol Academy training in Artesia NM is followed by field training at the new agent's assigned duty station. A new agent will have a station assigned before they attend the academy. As a regular agent you are able to stay at the same station for your entire career but you are subject to involuntary temporary details to other stations from 30 to 45 days at a time. Voluntary details from the Border Patrol (DEA, HSI, ATF task forces, etc.) tend to last one to two years.

If you are willing to move around, it is easier to promote if that is the path you choose.

Answers on current hiring processes and assignments can be also be found on www.honorfirst.com .
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Old 15 August 2017, 10:50
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You can also find other applicants and BP agents that answer a lot of the questions at http://forums.delphiforums.com/borderpatrol . INSCOP is the host of the forum and is a 20 year veteran. A lot of good information you can find without even having to ask questions.

You can also see a timeline of the process to get feel for how long it takes and even possibly link up with people that picked the same duty station you did.
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Old 15 August 2017, 13:44
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You can also find other applicants and BP agents that answer a lot of the questions at http://forums.delphiforums.com/borderpatrol . INSCOP is the host of the forum and is a 20 year veteran. A lot of good information you can find without even having to ask questions.

You can also see a timeline of the process to get feel for how long it takes and even possibly link up with people that picked the same duty station you did.
You are absolutely correct. That forum is well regulated by retired USBP Agent Ray Harris aka INSCOP who owns and operates the www.honorfirst.com website. The website is linked to the forum.
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Old 4 September 2017, 10:13
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I was recently informed that a lot of the information contained within borderlandbeat.com is pure propaganda, so please be aware.

There is also a United States Border Patrol hiring thread posted on armyparatrooper.org that may fill in a few informational gaps.
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Old 10 December 2017, 07:22
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On 11/30/2017, after over 25 years as a field agent, I retired from the United States Border Patrol. I will continue to help anybody out who is interested in the job.

I began in early 1992 with a leather belt carrying only a wheel gun, a twelve loop, and a handcuff case. A three cell Maglight served a dual purpose. There were pool hand held radios if you were lucky enough to get one. All paperwork was done in carbon copy triplicate on a manual typewriter, and fingerprints were inked and rolled onto an FD-249 and mailed in to the FBI.

My military background taught me to follow orders and adapt to changes, and doing both through the years has served me well.
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Old 10 December 2017, 07:51
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Congratulations on your retirement.
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Old 10 December 2017, 07:53
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Thank you for your service. Congratulations on your retirement.
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Old 10 December 2017, 08:01
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Excellent news. Hope you have a rewarding retirement.
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Old 10 December 2017, 08:04
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In December of '64, I walked across the Rio Grande. I had spent all my money on foolishness in Juarez and didn't have the $.01 to get back by way of the bridge, I didn't even get my feet wet.

Times and people change, hopefully for the better.

The job of keeping our border secure isn't getting any easier. A sincere thank you for all your efforts. Another thank you for the desire to continue help others, I think that's pretty cool.

Stay safe and enjoy the retirement.
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Old 10 December 2017, 11:45
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Thank y'all. And remember, there are no statute of limitations on administrative violations; even those from way back in the sixties...
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Old 10 December 2017, 12:19
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Congratulations on your retirement! You served during an era of dramatic changes, not only in the BP, but also in the national perception of border enforcement and the nature of the threats from the south.
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Old 12 December 2017, 02:39
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Excellent news. Hope you have a rewarding retirement.
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