LAREDO, Texas -U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced today that Rose Brophy, formerly the Director, Field Operations, Buffalo Field Office, has been selected as interim Director, Field Operations for Laredo Field Office. Brophy succeeds DFO David P. Higgerson, who retires after 49+ years of federal service. Ms. Brophy is expected to enter on duty in Laredo in early November 2019.
“The Laredo Field Office is an important, large and strategic field office that leads the nation in innovative approaches to enhance border security and trade facilitation envisioned and implemented by DFO Higgerson. I have had the opportunity to tour my new area of operation and meet our employees. I intend to utilize that strong foundation, employ best practices and build upon those as we continue to face an ever-changing security landscape and an ever-growing trade environment,” DFO Brophy said. As Director of Field Operations for Laredo Field Office, Brophy will oversee the operations of eight ports of entry extending from Brownsville, Texas to Del Rio, Texas. The Laredo Field Office processes the largest amount of land-based commercial truck traffic in the United States with more than $178 billion in merchandise entering in FY2018 through the 23 crossings, six airports and one seaport which comprise the eight ports of entry. Click here to read complete press release