Rocksprings is about an 80-mile drive from the border with Mexico. Border Agents at this station work closely with other branches of law enforcement and provide backup for several other Border Stations located in the immediate vicinity of the border region. The Rocksprings Station is located in a corridor known for notoriously high amounts of drug and human trafficking.
- 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 jobs in Rocksprings are in demand because of the need for more agents to patrol the many miles of desert and scrubland in this area of Texas. Border Agents know that with current staffing levels it is very possible they will be outnumbered and outgunned when they come upon people walking through the desert who have crossed the border illegally, especially if these people are career drug traffickers.
Agency Collaboration in Rocksprings
Working with other law enforcement agencies is a critical part of how Border Agents from the Rocksprings Station support the national border strategy. If people do manage to illegally cross the border, it is only Border Agents or other federal officials who can arrest these individuals based on their immigration status, not state and local agencies.
When a local law-enforcement officer manages to detain an undocumented individual, the officer must then notify Border Agents to come and process that individual. Border Agents also work closely with concerned citizens and ranchers in this zone of illegal border activity.
Many Careers to Choose From
Border Patrol jobs in Rocksprings are open to a wide variety of people including pilots, boat captains, specialized units, and foot, horse, and ATV patrols, to name a few. Careers start along the U.S.-Mexico border because of such a high demand for qualified agents. Agents from the Rocksprings Station patrol rural roads and highways, sign-cut, and deploy remotely-monitored seismic sensors in the search for those who have made illegal entry into the United States.
After the September 11th attacks and with the creation of the Department of Homeland Security, a renewed effort has been made to secure America’s borders. Preventing the flow of weapons of mass destruction is a primary objective, in addition to keeping drugs out of the country and ensuring those who immigrate do so following a legal process. A career as a Border Agent is both a difficult challenge and rewarding.