U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Kim Johnson / KAWC Colorado River Public Media

The head of U.S. Homeland Security toured the Mexican border near Yuma with Arizona’s governor on April 18th.  KAWC’s Kim Johnson has details…

Bill Seeks To Protect Landowners From Border Wall

Oct 5, 2017

The Trump administration could end up seizing land from private landowners in order to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico Border.

In an effort to protect private landowners, two U.S. Congressmen introduced legislation Wednesday that would block wall construction on private property.

KAWC’S Stephanie Sanchez has the details.

Maya Springhawk Robnett

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has issued a waiver to expedite construction of a barrier on the international border near San Diego.  KAWC’s Maya Springhawk Robnett reports…

San Luis Chief Discusses Policing On The Border

Feb 27, 2017
San Luis Police Department

It’s been a year now since the City of San Luis appointed its new Chief of Police.

Chief Craig Higgins, who is a retired federal drug enforcement agent with over 28 years of law enforcement experience, is the latest in a line of people to take the position. The department has had five chiefs in five years.

KAWC's Stephanie Sanchez checks in with San Luis Police Chief Craig Higgins for an update on the state of the department and community policing.

Travis Mitchell / AWC TV Services

Arizona Western College celebrated its new state-of the-art Public Safety Institute facility Tuesday morning at a ribbon cutting ceremony attended by local education and law enforcement officials. 

"This may be just a building to some people but to us its a phenomenal result of a partnership," Yuma Sector Deputy Chief Patrol agent Eric Odden said.

The 8,500 square foot facility was built with the partnership of local, state, and federal public safety agencies.

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