Summary
Overview
Work History
Education
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Certification
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References
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PETER BARRAZA

Artesia,NM

Summary

Retired law enforcement agent who is organized, dependable, and successful at managing multiple priorities with a positive attitude. Willingness to take on added responsibilities to meet team goals.

Overview

40
40
years of professional experience
1
1
Certification

Work History

Supervisory Border Patrol Agent

DHS/ U.S. Border Patrol
2020.05 - 2023.09
  • Assumed various re-assignments including managerial and supervisory roles to ensure daily operations of station, personnel and interoffice activities.
  • Duties include interpretation and enforcement of immigration and criminal laws, rules and regulations, oversight of daily patrol group operations to include subject detention and processing operations, seized property management, compliance and understanding of daily duties and responsibilities of supervisors and agents
  • Other responsibilities include fostering public and other agency partnerships, facilities and office management, ensuring administrative and criminal case file completion within the legal guidelines, proper utilization and management of information systems/ databases accessible by law enforcement personnel
  • Administrative duties of schedule maintenance, payroll completion, supervisor evaluations, and daily assigned tasks.
  • Enhanced team efficiency by implementing streamlined communication protocols and procedures.
  • Reduced response times to critical incidents by developing and executing efficient deployment strategies.

Law Enforcement Specialist Instructor / F.L.E.T.C. Drivers Training Branch

Office of Artesia Operations
2015.09 - 2020.05
  • Assumed Instructor duties within the FLETC-Artesia Law Enforcement Academy- Drivers Training Branch
  • Duties include planning, coordinating, and executing field training and laboratory exercises, administering class curricula, monitoring the progress of students through proper documentation, recommending and executing remedial and corrective action for students, participating in the development of program/course materials in law enforcement instructional fields, conducting research on emerging law enforcement technologies, practices/ techniques, perform assigned collateral Subject Matter Expert (SME) duties in support of curriculum, assign training duties and responsibilities to supporting staff, complete session documentation supporting student grading, retention and dismissal from the FLETC Academy, and conducting basic and advanced law enforcement training
  • Additional responsibilities include collateral instructional duties within the Law Enforcement Instructor Training Program (LEITP), Firearms Training Branch, Use of Force and Tactics Training.

Career Development Instructor (CDI)/ Supervisory Border Patrol Agent

DHS/ U.S. Border Patrol
2013.08 - 2015.09
  • Accepted supervisory and managerial duties within the Border Patrol Basic Academy, primarily in Drivers Training Department, and re-assignment in other critical areas.
  • Duties included Curriculum Development Instructor, supervision of temporary instructors in lecture and laboratory settings, initiate written recommendations for retention or removal for detailed instructor staff via CBP Form 188A- Employee Proficiency Reviews, perform assigned collateral Subject Matter Expert (SME) duties in support of curriculum, assign training duties and responsibilities to supporting staff, and complete session documentation supporting student grading, retention and dismissal from the Border Patrol Academy.
  • Accepted position of Acting Assistant Chief Patrol Agent of Basic Training Division to include oversight of Basic Academy Academic branches (Operations, Spanish and Scenario Based Training), including managing, directing and coordinating curriculum incorporation, directing assignments to subordinate supervisors, approval of leave, resolving disciplinary concerns, and ensuring proper protocol of departing terminated student trainees.
  • Improved student comprehension by incorporating diverse teaching methods and materials.
  • Boosted student performance by providing individualized support and targeted feedback.
  • Increased student motivation by developing engaging lesson plans that catered to various learning styles.

Supervisory Border Patrol Agent

DHS/ U.S. Border Patrol
2009.10 - 2013.08
  • Promotional transfer to Blythe, California, inclusive of managerial positions within the organization.
  • Critical Incident Team (CIT) duties included incident response, evidence collection, incident investigation, accident reconstruction, and support to Yuma Sector CIT office
  • Assigned as the Operation Stone Garden (OPSG) liaison for Yuma Sector/ Blythe Station area of operations providing technical and administrative assistance and oversight in order to secure partnerships with other law enforcement agencies by coordinating enforcement operations under the National Border Patrol Defense-In-Depth strategy
  • Duties included OPSG operational liaison to other law enforcement agencies participating in this national program, development of operations orders to secure local agency participation, funding and equipment procurement
  • This also included the creation and maintenance of a database to monitor funding for each participant for the duration of the allotted funding period
  • Personal Property Manager included facility and staff property management, the maintenance and safeguarding of property records, and ensuring the certification of property transfer and disposal
  • Field Operations Supervisor assignment operational oversight of Patrol Group B, supervising supervisors in their assigned daily duties, monitoring personnel, leave approval, resolving citizen complaints, and ensuring the enforcement of criminal provisions enforceable by the Immigration and Nationality laws in the processing of detained illegal entrant aliens.
  • Enhanced border security by implementing strategic patrol plans and coordinating with local law enforcement agencies.
  • Reduced illegal crossings by conducting thorough investigations and utilizing advanced surveillance technology.
  • Collaborated with intelligence agencies to analyze potential threats, ultimately strengthening border protection measures.
  • Areas of responsibility included Oversight of station personnel Time and Attendance Approval and Certification, Emergency Preparation Coordinator (COOP) manager, Fleet and Fleet Credit Card Manager, Fleet Accident Reviewer, Employee Compensation (E-comp) Manger, Fed-Traveler coordinator and Alternate Preparer, Self-Inspection Program (SIP) manager, station System Applications Products (SAP) manager, and supply and fleet procurement.

Border Patrol Agent/ Senior Patrol Agent

DHS/ U.S. Border Patrol
1997.09 - 2009.10
  • Border Patrol Academy, Session 350, Glynco, Georgia
  • Assigned to the El Cajon, California Border Patrol Station from 1997 to 2004
  • Detailed to Calexico and Indio, California in 1998 and 1999 respectively to augment staff and field operations
  • Detailed to Nogales, Douglas, Naco, Tucson and Ajo, Arizona in 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, and 2003 respectively to augment staff and field operations under Operation Safeguard, and Operation Safeguard II
  • In 2003, Team Leader of the El Cajon Scope Unit
  • Responsibilities included intelligence gathering and interpretation, daily and weekly Intelligence Report submissions, personnel bi-weekly scheduling, and daily work assignment scheduling
  • Assigned to the El Cajon Station DISRUPT Unit as a collateral agent
  • Duties included intelligence and interpretation via field observations, surveillance, subject interviews, and subpoena of cellular telephone call history from national cellular phone service providers
  • Other duties included Intelligence Report submissions, Intelligence briefings, and case file development and presentation
  • Assigned as Midnight Shift Intelligence Officer to assist in deployment of shift staff utilizing Intelligence Computer Assistant Detection (ICAD), and prior shift intelligence
  • Other duties included unit intelligence gathering and interpretation, submission of daily Intelligence Reports for Sector Intelligence analysis
  • Assigned as Midnight Shift timekeeper responsible for the input of all unit personnel Time and Attendance information into the STAR payroll system
  • Assigned to the San Diego Sector Horse Patrol Unit from October 2003 to July 2004
  • Other duties included Horse Patrol sensor team member responsible for the deployment, maintenance, and monitoring of unit seismic and magnetic sensors, and daily and weekly intelligence report submission
  • Attended JTTF-6 LINK Analysis training to assist in identifying transnational smuggling organizational components utilizing the El Cajon Area of Operations in furthering narcotic and human cargo
  • Transferred to the Sonoita, Arizona Border Patrol Station in July 2004.

Correctional Officer II

AZ Department of Corrections
1992.01 - 1997.01
  • Correctional Officer experience in Maximum Custody, Medium Custody, and Women’s prison units
  • Duties included individual and unit crisis management and intervention, inmate accountability, inmate supervision, report writing, disciplinary report writing, and security of the institution
  • Management of a 40 man work crew, and a seven man paint crew in various working environments
  • Duties included work crew supervision, payroll accountability and submission, daily work schedule assignment, tool security and inventory, procurement and quality control
  • Member of the facility Tactical Support Team responsible for response to prison disturbances, escapes, and other security needs
  • Squad Leader and Team Leader for tactical operations and responses
  • Duties included weapons team liaison, intelligence gathering and interpretation, inmate debriefs, Other Agency liaison during prison disturbances and escapes
  • Other duties included the scheduling of team personnel firearm qualifications, specialty/ sniper team proficiency qualifications, and the deployment of personnel in initial incident response.

Combat Medic

U.S. Army
1984.01 - 1987.01
  • U.S
  • Army (Regular Army) medic in field operations with infantry and armor battalions
  • First aid and trauma experience in Korea and Fort Lewis, Washington.

Education

Arizona Department of Corrections Officer Academy

U.S. Border Patrol Academy Session 350

Continuation of mathematic studies -

University of Arizona
Tucson, Arizona
01.1990

Baccalaureate core studies -

University of Arizona
Tucson, Arizona
01.1984

Skills

  • Team Leadership
  • Decision Making
  • Human Trafficking Interdiction
  • Strategic Planning
  • Critical Thinking
  • Computer Literacy
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Effective Communication
  • Tactical Operations
  • Incident Management
  • Law Enforcement Coordination
  • Threat Assessment

Certification

  • 1992, Tactical Support Team (Prison SRT Team Leader)
  • 1993, AZ Department of Corrections First Responder Instructor, Use of Force Instructor, and Firearms Instructor
  • 1995, AZ Department of Corrections Oleum Capsicum (OC) Instructor
  • 2004, Driving Instructor- USBP Class 406/ 043
  • 2003, Horse Patrol Certified- San Diego Sector
  • 2004, Defense Language Institute Officer Language Course- Arabic
  • 2005, Arizona Criminal Justice Information System (ACJIS)
  • 2006, Spanish Instructor- USBP Class 604/ 020
  • 2009, Field Training Officer- Train the Trainer
  • 2010, Certified Controlled Tire Deflation Device Instructor
  • 2013, SharePoint Basic User Certification
  • 2014, RECON III Train The Trainer Certification
  • 2015, FLETC Law Enforcement Instructor training Instructor Certification
  • 2015, FLETC Non-Lethal Training Ammunition Program instructor
  • 2016, FLETC Basic Tactics Instructor Certification
  • 2016, FLETC All-Terrain Vehicle Instructor Certification
  • 2016, FLETC Firearms Instructor Certification
  • 2017, FLETC Use of Force Instructor Certification

Notations

  • Previous schedule Tuesday to Saturday, 0000 to 0800, excluding overtime.
  • 2011- USBP Performance Based Individual Cash Award- RB Cash Award.
  • 2012- USBP Performance Based Individual Cash Award- RB Cash Award.
  • 2019- FLETC Performance Based Individual Cash Award- RB Cash Award.

References

  • Patrol Agent In Charge Ryan Thornton, 575 542 6000
  • Deputy Patrol Agent In Charge Hector Maese (Retired), 575 313 4636
  • Chief Patrol Agent Gregory K. Bovino, 760 335 5700
  • Assistant Chief Patrol Agent Gabriel Acosta, 956 764 3230
  • Assistant Chief Patrol Agent Roberto Garcia (Retired), 575 308 6593
  • Training Operations Supervisor Dwayne Miller (Retired), 575 231 9300
  • Supervisory Border Patrol Agent Ricardo Barreda, 361 944 4010
  • FLETC Branch Chief Lee Newman, 575 746 5779

Languages

Spanish
Native or Bilingual

Timeline

Supervisory Border Patrol Agent

DHS/ U.S. Border Patrol
2020.05 - 2023.09

Law Enforcement Specialist Instructor / F.L.E.T.C. Drivers Training Branch

Office of Artesia Operations
2015.09 - 2020.05

Career Development Instructor (CDI)/ Supervisory Border Patrol Agent

DHS/ U.S. Border Patrol
2013.08 - 2015.09

Supervisory Border Patrol Agent

DHS/ U.S. Border Patrol
2009.10 - 2013.08

Border Patrol Agent/ Senior Patrol Agent

DHS/ U.S. Border Patrol
1997.09 - 2009.10

Correctional Officer II

AZ Department of Corrections
1992.01 - 1997.01

Combat Medic

U.S. Army
1984.01 - 1987.01

Arizona Department of Corrections Officer Academy

U.S. Border Patrol Academy Session 350

Continuation of mathematic studies -

University of Arizona

Baccalaureate core studies -

University of Arizona
  • 1992, Tactical Support Team (Prison SRT Team Leader)
  • 1993, AZ Department of Corrections First Responder Instructor, Use of Force Instructor, and Firearms Instructor
  • 1995, AZ Department of Corrections Oleum Capsicum (OC) Instructor
  • 2004, Driving Instructor- USBP Class 406/ 043
  • 2003, Horse Patrol Certified- San Diego Sector
  • 2004, Defense Language Institute Officer Language Course- Arabic
  • 2005, Arizona Criminal Justice Information System (ACJIS)
  • 2006, Spanish Instructor- USBP Class 604/ 020
  • 2009, Field Training Officer- Train the Trainer
  • 2010, Certified Controlled Tire Deflation Device Instructor
  • 2013, SharePoint Basic User Certification
  • 2014, RECON III Train The Trainer Certification
  • 2015, FLETC Law Enforcement Instructor training Instructor Certification
  • 2015, FLETC Non-Lethal Training Ammunition Program instructor
  • 2016, FLETC Basic Tactics Instructor Certification
  • 2016, FLETC All-Terrain Vehicle Instructor Certification
  • 2016, FLETC Firearms Instructor Certification
  • 2017, FLETC Use of Force Instructor Certification
PETER BARRAZA