Edinburg, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Commissioner Kevin McAleenan visited the Rio Grande Valley to meet with Border Patrol and Office of Field Operations Explorers.

Yesterday, CBP Commissioner McAleenan took time to meet with members of CBP’s Explorer programs operating throughout the Rio Grande Valley. He provided leadership advice, insight and personal experiences garnered from his years of public service. Commissioner McAleenan thanked the explorers for their dedication, continued efforts, and the value they add to their communities. The gathering concluded with a question and answer session that gave the participants the unique opportunity to engage in informal discussion with the commissioner.

The Explorer Program is a non-profit program chartered by the Boy Scouts of America. The program is the Boy Scout’s highest division and offers opportunities in character building, good citizenship, and fitness for young men and women interested in law enforcement careers. Explorers learn discipline, leadership, respect for themselves and others.

The public is encouraged to take a stand against crime in their communities and report suspicious activity at 800-863-9382. 

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