Border Patrol host multiple law enforcement departments for active shooter training

(Photo courtesy of CBP)

SIERRA BLANCA – U.S. Border Patrol Agents assigned to the Sierra Blanca Station hosted multiple law enforcement departments from the surrounding area for an active shooter training in July.

On July 19th, Hudspeth County Sheriff Deputies, Border Patrol Agents, along with a Texas Game Warden and a Texas State Trooper participated in a day long training event.  The training taught the local law enforcement officers the basics of clearing rooms and addressing a threat in a tactical and unified manner.  The law enforcement officers practiced their skills by clearing rooms in the local Sierra Blanca School while using simulation ammunition.  School was not in session and the facilities were vacant during the exercises.

The training is part of Sierra Blanca local law enforcement partnership committee, which is made up of the local law enforcement departments.  A group of 20 officers participated. The goal of the committee is to continue working together to identify and address incidents of high risk that may require a unified tactical response from the multiple law enforcement agencies that work in the area.

Deputy Patrol Agent in Charge of the Sierra Blanca Station Abel Meza said, “Being able to host and train alongside with our state and local law enforcement partners is reflective of the unity of effort that we have to secure the communities in which we live and work.”