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Archive for April 16th, 2020

Gregory Bovino Named Chief Patrol Agent of Border Patrol’s El Centro Sector

Gregory Bovino, chief patrol agent of the El Centro Sector. Via CBP.

By Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

Gregory Bovino, a 24-year-veteran of U.S. Customs and Border Protection, has been appointed chief patrol agent of the El Centro Sector.

Bovino is responsible for managing all Border Patrol operations and administrative functions within the El Centro Sector, which covers 70 miles of land along the border, as well as inland areas of California, extending to the Oregon State line.

Bovino previously served as chief patrol agent of the agency’s New Orleans sector.

Bovino joined the Border Patrol in 1996 and was assigned as an agent in California at the El Centro Station in the El Centro Sector. Since then, Bovino has been promoted to a variety of positions.

“I am ecstatic about assuming command of the El Centro Sector, the nation’s premier sector, and becoming part of this great, tight-knit community,” Bovino says in a news release.

Mark Hoffman Named Assistant Special Agent in Charge of FBI’s Jacksonville Criminal Branch

Mark Hoffman, assistant special agent in charge of the FBI Jacksonville criminal branch. Via FBI.

By Steve Neavling

ticklethewire.com

Mark A. Hoffman has been appointed to serve as the assistant special agent in charge of the FBI’s Jacksonville criminal branch.

He’s tasked with overseeing violent crimes against children, cyber, civil rights, violent crime, financial crime programs and others issues for the 40-county territory.

Hoffman replaces Carlton L. Peeples, who was recently promoted to the FBI Inspection Division.

Hoffman previously served as a supervisory special agent for the FBI Phoenix Division, where he oversaw investigations into violent crimes, including bank robbery, Indian Country crime, airport matters, violent crimes against children, and human intelligence (HUMINT) issues for Arizona.

Hoffman, who has more than 29 years of military and law enforcement experience, joined the FBI in 1998 and has since held assignments with the FBI in Detroit and Dallas and at FBI headquarters in Washington D.C.

Before joining the FBI, Hoffman served as an Air Force officer at Eglin Air Force Base in Okaloosa County, Fla.

“I’m excited to return to Florida and serve the people of this great state,” Hoffman said in a news release. “I’ve dedicated my life to federal public service and will leverage my knowledge and experience to concentrate on forward leaning initiatives that protect citizens of all ages from criminal matters including cybercrimes, civil rights, and public corruption. I highly value community partnerships and collaborative efforts with local, state, and federal agencies and will strive to keep our resources poised to maintain mission readiness.”