Thank you! – Primary 2016 Victory from Paul Cook

THANK YOU! – Primary 2016 victory

by Paul Cook 8. June 2016 15:18

Thank you to all of the voters, campaigners, advocates, and well-wishers for helping me to 1st place in the Congressional primary. I simply cannot put into words how honored and humbled I am by your support. Having the opportunity to represent this beautiful and dynamic district is an absolute privilege – one I don’t take for granted.

Last but certainly not least, I’d like to thank my wife Jeanne for her unwavering patience and love. I couldn’t do it without her.

Thank you again, and on to victory in November!

NBPC Endorsed Paul Cook for Congress.

National Border Patrol Council endorses Paul Cook for Congress

by Paul Cook 6. June 2016 13:33

APPLE VALLEY – Colonel Paul Cook (ret.) announced that the National Border Patrol Council (NBPC) has endorsed him in his race for California’s 8th Congressional District. The NBPC released the following statement:

“On behalf of the 16,500 Border Patrol Agents whom the National Border Patrol Council represents, we are pleased to announce our endorsement for Congressman Paul Cook of California’s 8th District.

“Because of the Congressman’s commitment to border security and the Agents who risk their lives every day to keep our borders safe, the National Border Patrol Council is happy to stand behind Congressman Cook and endorse him for re-election.”

Cook stated, “The National Border Patrol Council walks the walk and talks the talk. These are the men and women out there every day, doing the real work on our national borders. I’ve always stood for real border security, and a seasoned group like the NBPC can sniff out the difference between someone who truly supports them and will help secure our borders, like myself, and someone who shouts about border security merely for publicity and attention. I’m absolutely honored to have their endorsement. Together, when I’m elected to Congress, we can keep moving toward improved border security.”

Thank You to Chief Vitiello

Thank You to Chief Vitiello

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The National Border Patrol Council would like to thank Chief Vitiello for all the hard work he’s done for and on behalf of the Agents and Agency. Understanding that there was a need for a stable life outside of work and recognizing best practices within the industry, Chief Vitiello, even though he faced opposition, decided to provide a stable work and home life for agents by agreeing to a Bid-For-Shift MOU for all of the Texas Border Patrol Sectors – El Paso, Big Bend, Del Rio, Laredo, and the Rio Grande Valley.

Over the past few years Chief Vitiello has been a strong advocate for agents and during his time as the decision maker he’s put the mission first while also improving our agents’ lives. Under his leadership we have been able to create more mobility for agents than ever before. We got rid of the clean shifts that Chief David Aguilar implemented just so other non-agent priorities could be met. We’ve been able to create a HIP program for all agents and we’ve been able to get much better uniforms, even though our shirts still have to be changed in the near future. Unlike most of his predecessors, Chief Vitiello has not been self serving, rather he’s made the decisions he feels are best for the agency and the agents.

Chief Vitiello understands the issues that come from some self-serving managers and agents within the Border Patrol and the need to change and improve. He’s endeavored to enact positive change through positive programs involving agent safety and stabilizing pay and not mere words. He’s the only chief that has held his managers accountable and not just agents. Commissioner Kerlikowske has been beating the culture change drum for over two years without realizing the change has been taking place under his nose by a man who goes quietly about his work with class and dignity. If the commissioner truly wants to make a positive change in the culture of the Border Patrol he need not look any further than the chief he already has in place; a chief that has the trust and respect of his managers and bargaining unit agents alike.

The new chief is supposed to be announced sometime in the middle of this month, we suspect it will be from the outside, but for the good of the Border Patrol and this country/border security, we, the NBPC, sincerely hope it will be Chief Vitiello.

Summer Youth Camp U.S Border Patrol and Customs.

The El Centro Sector Field Communications Branch invites you to bring your child (3-14 years old) to our annual Summer Youth Program. The program is designed to provide our children with positive interaction, various activities, while gaining new life experiences through physical activity.

The four week program will hold sessions every Friday beginning July 8th-July 29th, from 8 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Children will participate in fun activities such as Cross Fit, Tug-O-War, Water balloon toss and many other activities.

Applications can be downloaded by clicking on the enclosed attachments, one application per child is required. The application deadline is Thursday, June 30th.

Fax (760-335-5793) or drop your applications to the Field Communications Office. If you have any questions, please contact us (760-335-5932). Thanks!

*3-5 year old children need to be accompanied by an adult at all times.

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