New Border Patrol agent in charge at Port Angeles



PORT ANGELES, Wash. (AP) — The new agent in charge at the Border Patrol’s Port Angeles station has made community outreach one of his first jobs.

On his first day on the job Jan. 23 Jay Cumbow met with members of Forks Human Rights Group, which has complained about heightened patrol activities on the Olympic Peninsula.

Cumbow also told the Peninsula Daily News ( ) he wants a strong partnership with other law enforcement agencies.

Cumbow oversees a force that has grown from four Border Patrol agents in 2006 to 42.

In April they are scheduled to move from the federal building in downtown Port Angeles to a headquarters remodeled at cost of nearly $6 million.


Information from: Peninsula Daily News,