What town: Tucson
Station: Tucson Station, The Sector HQ is also located here.
Population: 486,699(City of Tucson) 591172(Pima County)
Telephone Co. Name: Qwest
Electric Co. Name: Tucson Electric Power
Gas Co Name: Southwest Gas
Cable Co. Name: Cox Communications, Comcast
800-751-9138 (Comcast and Cox split the city and have a no compete policy, so depending on where you live, you may not have Cox available to you, only comcast.)
City Trash Name: Tucson City Solid Waste Management
City Water Name: Tucson City Water
Hospital Name: There are many so check this site out
Parks and Rec. Tucson City Parks and Rec.
Newspaper Name: Arizona Daily Star, Tucson Citizen
Chamber of Commerce: Tucson Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce
Convention & Visitors Bureau: Tucson Convention Center
Station type of work - Border Patrol Duties in around the areas west of Nogales to the
Sasabe, Arizona (Line watch & Tracking), Local duties for at that responds to the needs of at least 12 different Law Enforcement Agencies.
Tucson is a killer Station. To get started we are bulking our station up big time. Off the bat you will be working normal patrol duties.
It will take a few years until you can get a detail. But when you get a detail here are some that we have; horse patrol, atv's, disrupt, intel, sensors, VCO (vehicle control officer), VSO (vehicle seizure officer), FTO (field training unit), post academy, firearms, ASP/OC re-certification instructor, explorers, we are working on getting our bike (mountain) patrol back up, we are getting K-9's at the beginning of the year, IR scopes, prosecutions, immigration court liaison sp??, and a few others I might have forgotten.
Duties vary quite a bit. We do have a few "critical" positions, they are our version of X's. They are simply that you must go to the designated area, and work traffic from that area (the areas are quite big also). If working that traffic takes you 30 miles away, then so be it. I don't think you could hardly call them X's. Right now we have 2 towers on the highways.
They are a form of an X, you are elevated and observe traffic and call out Alien/dope loads to chase cars. You will only get this once and a while, and even less frequent with the more and more people EODing to the station.
We work the area from I-19 to the Bobaquiveri Mountains. Look it up on a map, its HUGE. He work the desert and the highway. And slowly but surely we are working our way back into the city. In the desert you will work sensors, or just cut for and track sign. Everything from dope, people, to drive through vehicles. On the highways we work smuggling loads, dope and people.
Things seem to be changing for the better right now. The Agents at the station are a great bunch of people. Our management is even pretty decent, with some exceptions of course. Rumor has it that we soon will be working in town (city patrol) again, but this is just a rumor. I can't say enough about the station, it’s a great station. Just remember that it's the only station that I have worked at, but I have worked alongside Agents from other stations in Arizona, and some from San Diego.
Plenty of jobs for significant others, a major University, many hospitals, plenty of culture and stuff to do. Plus we are only about a 2 hour drive from Phoenix.
Shopping - You want it, we got it. 4 or 5 Malls that I can count off hand.
Many Wal-Mart, K-marts, Target Etc...
Eateries – If you can think it, Tucson probably has it.
Local Internet Providers - You name it, CompuServe, AOL, the river, many others
Other Services - This site may help.
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