The El Cajon, California, Border Patrol Station, which is part of the San Diego Border Patrol Sector, oversees more than 12 miles of international border with Mexico. This Border Patrol Station, which is located about 27 miles northeast of the San Diego Sector headquarters, encompasses about 323 square miles of land just north of the international boundary. It also includes the small, rural communities of Tecate, Barret Junction, Jamul, Dulzura, and Petrero.
- Grand Canyon University - B.S. in Homeland Security and Emergency Management and M.S. in Criminal Justice: Law Enforcement
- SNHU - A.S. in Criminal Justice, B.S. in Criminal Justice - Homeland Security & Counterterrorism, and M.S. in Criminal Justice - Advanced Counterterrorism
- Strayer University - Bachelors of Science Degree in Criminal Justice
- Michigan State University - Online Master of Science in Criminal Justice
- Saint Joseph's University - Online Master of Science in Criminal Justice
Border Patrol Careers at the El Cajon Border Patrol Station
Most of the area of responsibility of the El Cajon, California, Station is quite isolated and rugged. In fact, most Border Patrol Agents here use four-wheel-drive vehicles, as many of the roads are unmaintained or not easily passable.
The El Cajon Border Patrol Station, in the recent years, has made significant advances in apprehensions due to an increase in Border Patrol Agents, better equipment and resources, and more advanced technology. The use of specialized equipment stipulates that specialized training requirements are met.
Border Patrol jobs in El Cajon, California, are primarily of the line watch variety, although there are also a number of canine handlers, Horse Patrol Border Patrol Agents and a unique Border Patrol Community Storefront.
The Border Patrol Community Storefront, which is a first of its kind, opened in 1997 as a response to public request for a better presence in East County. As such, the Storefront now serves as a partnership between U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), law enforcement agencies, community groups, and local businesses.
Border Patrol jobs in El Cajon, California, include:
- CBP Officers
- Border Patrol Agents
- Air Interdiction Agents
- Intelligence Research Specialists
- Contract Specialists
- Canine Field Coordinators
About the San Diego Border Patrol Sector
The San Diego Border Patrol Sector which, as of FY2011, was responsible for 2,669 Border Patrol jobs, oversees the operations of the El Cajon Border Patrol Station, as well as the following stations: Boulevard Station; Brown Field Station; Campo Station; Chula Vista Station; Imperial Beach Station; Murrieta Station; and San Clemente Station.
The Border Patrol professionals of the San Diego Border Patrol Sector were responsible for 42,477 apprehensions, and the seizure of more than 2,500 pounds of cocaine and nearly 70,000 pounds of marijuana.