The Border Patrol Tactical Unit provides an immediate response capability to high-risk incidents requiring specialized skills and tactics. With a cadre of full-time team members headquartered in El Paso, Texas and non-full-time members dispersed throughout the the country, BORTAC offers a global response capability and conducts operations both in the United States and in other countries in furtherance of the U.S. Border Patrol’s mission. The teams can be called upon to deploy immediately when needed.