Matthew Lambrecht spoke to the club as a US Border Patrol Agent for the Detroit The Border Patrol is the primary Federal law enforcement agency between the ports-of-entry and its mission is to prevent the entry of terrorists and their weapons from entering the country. This includes the detection, interdiction, and apprehension of those who attempt to illegally enter or smuggle people or contraband across our border.
Mr. Lambrecht’s duties as a supervisor include developing agency-wide strategies, policies, and procedures. He coordinates with other law enforcement agencies and applies his knowledge of law enforcement methods and techniques when participating in special investigative activities that impact National security.
Recent challenges that the Border Patrol has faced include Covid detainment issues and migrant surges which overwhelm local and state resources, especially in border communities.