Edinburg, Texas – The U.S. Border Patrol Rio Grande Valley Sector’s (RGV) Border Community Liaison (BCL) Team continues to stay engaged in the community.

Monday, July 30, 2018 

- The Weslaco Station BCL Team had a clean-up effort at the Santa Ana Wildlife Refuge. 

- The Brownsville Station BCL Team had an Explorer meeting to conduct training on scenarios such as DWI’s and felony arrests for future explorer competitions.

Tuesday July 31, 2018

- The McAllen Station BCL Team held their second Citizens Academy session for class 137. The citizens were taken on a walk out in the field along the Rio Grande where they were exposed to Border Patrol line operations. The class was introduced to all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), night vision goggles, and scope truck capabilities.    

Wednesday August 1, 2018

- The Harlingen Station BCL Team completed week four of their Citizen’s Academy Class 136. They briefed the class on basic marksmanship at the firing range. The class then took the opportunity to practice firing a .40 caliber H&K service handgun. The Harlingen Border Patrol Firearms Instructors then presented the M-4, Shotgun, and demonstrated self-defense tactics.

- The McAllen Station BCL Team presented Operation Detour to the La Joya Independent School District (ISD) Police Department. The audience was comprised of individuals attending the La Joya I.S.D. Police Academy.

Thursday August 2, 2018

- The Harlingen Station BCL Team attended an Agriculture Bioterrorism Table Top Exercise hosted by the Office of Field Operations, Laredo Field Office. The goal of the exercise was to learn about Agro-terrorism and how to prevent it.    

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