Nobody is talking to staff at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) on how they are going to accommodate those additional students. The Academy curriculum has changed to include additional Use-of-Force training and Spanish Immersion throughout the entire 6 Months of training. There is no longer a fast track to field deployment of new recruits like the 2007-2010 hiring push. Applicants are failing the now mandated polygraph test in record numbers. The Border Patrol overtime compensation policy was recently changed. Internal transfers to more sought after duty stations have been hard to get. These and many more issues plague the Agency and have allowed the Border Patrol to fall into a human capital problem.
Defense One Report: Trump Wants DHS to Hire 15,000 for Border Security? Not So Fast
Written by Ryan Kenney