What town: Brown Field
Population: 1.3 million
Telephone Co. Name: Pacific Bell
800- 310- 2355
Electric Co. Name: San Diego Gas and Electric
Cable Co. Name: Cox
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Hospital Name: Sharps
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Newspaper Name: Union Tribune
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Station type of work - A lot of Xs. Sign cutting. Transportation check. A lot of details.
San Diego Sector (SDC) has more specialized units and opportunity for details than any other sector in the BP, hands down! We are definitely the most progressive sector!
Operation Gatekeeper brought the previously out-of-control border to a manageable level. As a result, less manpower was needed on the border and many "specialized units" were developed to meet the changing challenges. For example, BORSTAR and the Border Safety Initiative were initiated in SDC in 1998 as a response to shifting illegal entry patterns that traversed through hazardous areas in San Diego's east county.
As the sophistication of smuggling operations grows, SDC has stepped up to the challenge with specialized positions for agents within various departments. Enforcement Technology Department has incorporated GPS and GIS systems in amazing ways. Sector and station INTEL departments are making enormous progress in gathering and dismantling smuggling operations.
Many agents are frustrated at "linewatch," which is the core of border security. Admittedly, most of the time, linewatch isn't exciting or glamorous, but it's part of the job. All new agents are expected to 'pay their dues before moving on to the specialized units or details, usually with 3 years of linewatch. However, I know of several agents with just over a year in that have been assigned to ATVs or other specialized units.
Due to their overwhelming numbers of illegal entries, other sectors just don't have the specialization that SDC does. Agents in other sectors may never get the opportunity to try anything other than linewatch activities.
Shopping - Everything you want
Eateries - Everything you want
Cellular Telephone - Cox
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Other Services - Sea World, Lego land
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Brown Field Station is named after the old WWII Army airfield near the border in San Diego, CA. BRF station sits on the border across from urban Tijuana, Mexico. Currently we are in charge of the US/Mexico border from the Otay Mesa Port of Entry all the way out to Tecate, CA. Once you get past the San Diego metropolitan flatlands, the terrain becomes mountainous (3000 feet) and accessible only by old jeep trails and one improved dirt road. There are numerous steep canyons and hillsides with illegal alien foot trails going back two generations. We do a little hiking. ha ha:)
Cost of living? Median home price in San Diego County just hit $360K. Rental homes start at 1500 per month, up over 2000 in nicer areas. If you don't mind condo life, some are still under 200K. Apt's. are cheaper, but the vacancy rate is almost zero, tough to find a place where you want to be.
San Diego agents get a Locality Pay of 12.70% of base pay. San Diego is beautiful, no doubt about that, but expensive. Lots to do/see on your off-duty time. Once you bring your family here, they'll never want to leave.
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