Pharr, TX – The City of Pharr is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a $150,000 grant from the Texas Governor’s Homeland Security Grants Division to use toward Pharr’s local border security program.
The goal of this project is to create a multilayer and multi-agency Border Safeguarding Policing Team in order to control, reduce, disrupt and prevent inbound and outbound port-of-entry smuggling operations, human trafficking and drug trafficking stash houses, and criminal gang or cartel operations. Ultimately, this project is to increase arrests leading to criminal prosecution.
The funding will help to increase law enforcement operations by maintaining sworn police officers and other operational costs to implement and sustain grant activities. As a result, law enforcement layering will be increased throughout the Pharr neighborhood areas and in the surrounding Pharr communities.
This grant award will support overtime and operational costs to increased patrol and investigative capacity conducting border security operations in and around the City of Pharr, Texas.
“We are pleased that our Texas Governor continues to recognize our efforts to increase border security presence in Pharr,” said Pharr Mayor Ambrosio Hernandez, M.D. “Our police department continues to set the standard in law enforcement activities that help protect our border, our communities, and our families,” Hernandez continued.