Union Assists in Hosting Women in Law Enforcement Luncheon

On March 05, 2014, Agents from the Eagle Pass South Station Border Community Liaison (BCL) detail organized and hosted the Third Annual Women in Law Enforcement Conference at the International Center for Trade in Eagle Pass, Texas. BCL agents invited all the female law enforcement personnel stationed in the City of Eagle Pass, Texas and its surrounding community to attend the event. The purpose of the event was to recognize and honor the contributions of all women in law enforcement. Today, women in law enforcement play a critical role in carrying out operations in both the field and in support positions, including all levels of supervision. Eagle Pass Mayor Ramsey English Cantu presented an official proclamation recognizing the event and commemorating the substantial efforts of female law enforcement agents and officers in Eagle Pass, Texas.

Dr. Claudia Rodriguez-Wright, the Director of Admissions for Sul Ross State University in Eagle Pass, Texas, served as the guest speaker for the ceremony. Dr. Rodriguez-Wright spoke about the responsibilities these women have to their families, their employers, and their communities, and elaborated on the critical role women play on the frontline and in leadership.

The event was a great success with approximately 80 attendees, including Officers and Agents representing the United States Border Patrol, Customs and Border Protection, Eagle Pass Police Department, Maverick County Sheriff Department, Eagle Pass Independent School District, Department of Public Safety, United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement and Drug Enforcement Administration. Entertainment was generously provided by the CC Wynn Mariachi and Jazz Bands.

AFGE-NBPC Local 2366 has provided financial assistance to the Eagle Pass BCL program for this important event since its inception. Agent Garay thanked the Union for its contribution and acknowledged, “Their donations made this successful event possible.”

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