In Hereford, Glenn Spencer uses state-of-the-art equipment to find border-crossers
December 2, 2010
By Samantha Sais for the Tucson Weekly
HEREFORD, ARIZ.—Glenn Spencer is the president and founder of the American Border Patrol. His organization, an immigration-watchdog group, has been in operation for seven years.
On the afternoon of Oct. 15, Spencer took a reporter and me on a tour of the border fence that runs along his property. This is the section that he patrols regularly.
Spencer and his organization have spent more than a million dollars of mostly donated funds to equip his ranch with monitoring devices that allow him to keep tabs on crossing activity.
The equipment ranges from military-grade weapons to high-tech monitoring devices like thermal cameras, seismic sensors, experimental planes and recording devices.