Gil Kerlikowske

Finding the right body camera for Border Patrol officers

To the editor: The answer to “What does the Border Patrol have against body cameras?” is this: Nothing. Unlike most other law enforcement agencies, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, or CBP, already uses thousands of cameras.

CBP officers and agents work at ports of entries and along more than 7,500 miles of border encompassing mountains, deserts, forests, rivers and coastline. As a former police chief, I know cameras foster transparency and accountability. That's why CBP voluntarily evaluated the use of body-worn cameras — a first in federal law...