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The OPSG Program supports enhanced cooperation and coordination among Customs and Border Protection (CBP), United States Border Patrol (USBP), and local, Tribal, territorial, state, and Federal law enforcement agencies. The OPSG Program funds investments in joint efforts to secure the United States' borders along routes of ingress from international borders to include travel corridors in states bordering Mexico and Canada, as well as states and territories with international water borders.



The Public Safety Office (PSO) is soliciting grant applications under the Local Border Security Program (LBSP) for projects that support Operation Border Star during the state fiscal year 2024.

Operation Border Star centers on the use of intelligence to increase the effectiveness of federal, state, and local law enforcement assets. The purpose of the program is to sustain interagency law enforcement operations and enhance local law enforcement patrols to facilitate directed actions to deter and interdict criminal activity. Program participants shall assist in the execution of coordinated border security operations in an effort to:


Increase the effectiveness and impact of Steady State and Surge Operations.
Reduce border-related criminal activity in Texas.

Implement and increase the effectiveness of operational methods, measures, and techniques for outbound/southbound operations.
Decrease the supply of drugs smuggled into and through Texas from Mexico.
Disrupt and deter operations of gang and cartel criminal organizations.
Decrease specifically targeted tactics (such as conveyance methods) for drugs in the Texas border region.
Decrease use of specific areas for crime as targeted in directed action missions.
Increase the effectiveness of air operations mission planning and prioritization.
Increase the coordination and integration of air-ground team operations to include Texas Military Forces (TMF) aviation, United States Customs and Border Protection (USCBP) Air and Marine, Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Aircraft Division, and United States Coast Guard (USCG) aviation support.
Increase the effectiveness of directed action missions based upon intelligence and analysis to ensure they target the most serious threats and are conducted in high pay-off areas.
Increase the number and quality of analytical intelligence products developed at the Unified Command and state levels.
Increase intelligence-based operations at the Unified Command level through integration of TxMap, sector-specific information, and intelligence analysis.
Aid in the humane retrieval and processing of the remains of undocumented migrants.


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