The U.S. Border Patrol (USBP), San Diego Sector, has named Aaron Heitke as its newest Chief Patrol Agent (CPA). 

Heitke's new role includes managing more than 2,400 law enforcement agents and mission support staff and has direct oversight of San Diego Sector’s eight Border Patrol stations.

Throughout his two decade career with USBP, Heitke has served in many leadership positions around the country, including roles at USBP Headquarters in Washington, D.C.

Heitke originally joined San Diego Sector in November 2019 as the Deputy Chief Patrol Agent after serving as CPA for the Grand Forks Sector, a position he held since 2015.  The Grand Forks Sector covers eight northern and mid-west states and is responsible for border security operations along the 861 miles of U.S and Canadian border in North Dakota, Minnesota, and Wisconsin.