The San Clemente Border Patrol Station, in San Clemente, California, is responsible for both line watch and border enforcement activities. The area of responsibility of the San Clemente Border Patrol Station is quite strategic, as it is situated at a major route of egress from the international border. This allows Border Patrol agents in San Clemente, California, to develop a successful Depth of Defense and to better ensure broader security measures throughout the border area.
Border Patrol Careers at the San Clemente Station
The San Clemente, Texas, Border Patrol Station includes a traffic checkpoint on Interstate 5, where CBP Officers and Border Patrol Agents work to prevent illegal aliens and narcotics from crossing the border. There is another Secondary Inspection site along the initial traffic checkpoint that allows CBP Officers to question motorists and their vehicles.
The importance of the San Clemente Border Patrol Station within the San Diego Border Patrol Sector is solidified upon examination of recent headlines originating from this Station:
- October 29, 2012: U.S. Border Patrol Agents seized cocaine and methamphetamine at the Interstate 5 checkpoint worth $984,130.
- November 2, 2012: U.S. Border Patrol Agents seized nearly 200 pounds of marijuana at the I-5 checkpoint, worth $294,450.
- November 19, 2012: U.S. Border Patrol Agents seized more than 38 pounds of cocaine at the I-5 checkpoint estimated to be worth $422,790.
- December 17, 2012: U.S. Border Patrol Agents at the San Clemente Station seized 6.95 pounds of methamphetamine.
- January 17, 2012: U.S. Border Patrol Agents at the I-5 checkpoint and on the same day seized 84.66 pounds of cocaine, with a street value of $27,840 and 1.21 pounds of methamphetamine, worth $24,200.
A Pre-Enrolled Access Lane (PAL) was opened in July 1997 as to expedite the flow of legitimate traffic at the traffic checkpoint.
Other Border Patrol jobs in San Clemente, California, include Canine Field Supervisors and Intelligence Research Specialists.
About the San Diego Border Patrol Sector
The San Diego, California, Border Patrol Sector, although it is the smallest Sector in terms of geographical area, spans nearly 57,000 miles, as well as 931 coastal miles. The varied terrain found throughout the San Diego Border Patrol Sector, including beaches, mesas, mountains, deserts, and canyons, makes the jobs of Border Patrol professionals particularly challenging.
The San Diego Border Patrol Sector, however, responds to these challenges through specialized units made up of border patrol agents who have met specialized training requirements. These include horse patrols; boat patrols; air and marine interdiction units; search, trauma and rescue teams; tactical units; and smuggling interdiction units.