The San Diego Sector Border Patrol announced that a 25-year veteran of the federal agency has been named as its new chief.
U.S. Border Patrol Acting Chief Carla Provost presided over a change of command ceremony Thursday in Coronado, which formally established Rodney S. Scott as the chief patrol agent for the San Diego Sector.
“I am honored and elated to assume command of the San Diego Sector. My goal is to provide enthusiastic leadership that empowers the men and woman of the sector to excel,” Scott said. “I also look forward to building community partnerships and collaborating with area stakeholders for stronger border security and community safety.”
In his new role, Scott manages more than 2,400 border agents and support staff and has direct oversight of the area’s eight border patrol stations.
San Diego Sector’s area of responsibility includes 60 linear miles of international boundary with Mexico and the entire California coastal region.
Prior to his appointment, Scott served as chief patrol agent of the El Centro Sector; as the deputy chief patrol agent in San Diego County; and as the patrol agent in charge at the Brown Field Station.
His work with the agency also includes roles as assistant chief within the border patrol’s Office of Anti-Terrorism in Washington, D.C., and as the director/division chief for the Incident Management and Operations Coordination Division at border patrol headquarters.
Scott began his career with the U.S. Border Patrol on May 11, 1992, as a member of U.S. Border Patrol Academy. His first assignment was at the Imperial Beach Station in San Diego.
He was born in Indiana and raised in Nogales, Ariz. He is married and has two daughters.
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