Operation Stonegarden (OPSG) supports enhanced cooperation and coordination among local, Tribal, territorial, State, and Federal law enforcement agencies in a joint mission to secure the United States’ borders along routes of ingress from international borders to include travel corridors in States bordering Mexico and Canada, as well as States and territories with international water borders.
As part of the FY 2014 OPSG application process, each eligible local unit of government at the county level or Federally-recognized Tribal government must develop their Operations Order in coordination with State and Federal law enforcement agencies, to include, but not limited to Customs and Border Patrol (CBP)/Border Protection (BP). Operations Orders that are developed at the county level should be inclusive of city, county, Tribal, and other local law enforcement agencies that are eligible to participate in OPSG operational activities.
OPSG funds are allocated based on risk-based prioritization using a U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Sector-specific border risk methodology. Factors considered include, but are not limited to: threat, vulnerability, miles of border, and other border-specific “law enforcement intelligence,” as well as feasibility of Operation Orders to designated localities within the United States Border States and territories.