Local Law Enforcement React to Perry's Plan
POSTED: Friday, September 11, 2009 - 9:04pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, February 17, 2010 - 2:24pm
Gov. Rick Perry Announce Texas Rangers To Border
More manpower is heading to the Texas-Mexico border.
We spoke with local law enforcement to find out how they feel about Texas Governor Rick Perry's latest move to increase security.
Sheriff Richard Wiles says dealing with petty border crime pushes his departments resources to the limit.
Governor Rick Perry hopes to alleviate some of that stress by sending the Texas Rangers to the border.
The Ranger Recon teams will deploy to remote areas as well as those dealing with a lot of crime.
Perry hopes to keep the violence seen in Juarez from becoming more of problem on this side.
The Sheriff's Department in Hudspeth County feels the same burden on their border.
Lieutenant Robert Wilson, who works special operations, says Governor Perry's new plan is helping to change that.
Perry says he made the move for more manpower because the federal government has failed to do so.
Sheriff Wiles says while border crime hasn't necessarily spiked in El Paso, he feels additional help is always beneficial.