American Border Patrol
Glenn Spencer grew up in Southern California and attended Cal State Northridge (B.A. Economics/Mathematics) and UCLA. Glenn’s career includes years working for a Washington, D.C. think tank and a four-year stint managing a seismic oil exploration company. In 1992 Glenn retired to spend full time on the problem of illegal immigration. In September 2002, Glenn moved to Sierra Vista and launched American Border Patrol (ABP). Shortly thereafter, ABP began sending live images of border crossers over the Internet. ABP also began flying its own unmanned aerial vehicle along the border in early 2003. In April the Border Hawk UAV was featured on national television. This led the Department of Homeland Security to devise a plan to test UAVs. Thereafter, the DHS announced that UAVs would be a permanent part of the border security system. ABP now flies the border in a Cessna TU-206, equipped with specials cameras that can send live video streaming over the Internet. ABP used this system to produce a DVD entitled: The U.S, Border Patrol: How It Works, and Why It Doesn't.
In 2006 Glenn launched Operation B.E.E.F. (Border Enforcement Evaluation First) that mapped the progress of the border fence. This map can be seen on americanborderpatrol.com. Most recently, ABP has been testing the Sonic Barrier, a system that can count everyone crossing the U.S.-Mexico border. One-half mile of the system has been installed on ABP’s border ranch in Cochise County.