The Kingsville, Texas, Border Patrol Station is a significant station of the Rio Grande Valley Border Patrol Sector, as it is located at the site of the Naval Air Station in Kingsville, Texas.
The Kingsville Border Patrol Station, which originally part of the Laredo Sector during the 1920s and 1930s, was first created to conduct checkpoint operations and freight train checkpoint operations in Kingsville from time to time. In 1940, upon completion of U.S. Highway 77, traffic increased significantly in this area and the Kingsville Border Patrol Station became a permanent fixture.
The Kingsville Station became part of the new Rio Grande Valley Sector in 1973 and is now responsible for more than 1,900 square miles in both Kenedy and Kleberg Counties in South Texas. In particular, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Border Patrol jobs in Kingsville, Texas involve patrolling the Border Patrol checkpoint within Sarita, Texas, along U.S. Highway 77, a major route of egress from the Rio Grande Valley.
About the Rio Grande Valley Border Patrol Sector
The Kingsville Station is part of the larger Rio Grande Valley Border Patrol Sector, which also includes the counties of: Cameron, Willacy, Starr, Jim Wells, Bee, Refugio, Goliad, Calhoun, Hidalgo, Brooks, Nueces, San Patricio, Victoria, Dewitt, Lavaca, and Jackson.
Other Stations of the Rio Grande Valley Sector include:
- Corpus Christi
- Fort Brown
- Rio Grande City
Border Patrol Jobs at the Kingsville Station
On February 7, 2012, two Border Patrol Agents of the Kingsville Station saved the lives of two illegal aliens who became disoriented in the heavy brush. The Border Patrol Agents, who were working at the Sarita Checkpoint, responded when the aliens set off one of the emergency beacons strategically located throughout the area. Once found, the Border Patrol Agents discovered the couple hadn’t eaten in two days and had minimal water. In the first quarter of 2012 alone, Border Patrol Agents in the Rio Grande Valley Sector rescued more than 80 illegal aliens.
Due to the harsh conditions and challenging terrain, Border Patrol jobs here consist of Border Patrol Agents, who are trained to patrol large areas and to detect, apprehend, and deter illegal aliens attempting to cross the border. Border Patrol Agents are also trained to detect terrorist activity and those attempting to smuggle people, drugs or other contraband across our nation’s borders.
Other CBP jobs found at the Kingsville Border Patrol Station include:
- CBP Officers
- Field Canine Coordinators
- Contract Specialists
- Agricultural Specialists