On November 21, U.S. Border Patrol Chief Carla L. Provost selected Andrew K. Scharnweber as the new Deputy Chief Patrol Agent for the Buffalo, N.Y. Sector. A 22 year veteran of the U.S. Border Patrol, Deputy Chief Scharnweber returns to the Buffalo Sector after most recently serving as an Associate Chief, Law Enforcement Operations Directorate, U.S. Border Patrol Headquarters, Washington, D.C.
Deputy Chief Scharnweber entered on duty with the U.S. Border Patrol in 1996 as a member of Class 312. His first duty assignment was at the Tucson Station as a Border Patrol Agent. In 2003, he transferred to the Fulton Station, now designated as the Oswego Station. From 2004 to 2007, Deputy Chief Scharnweber served as an Assistant Chief, Law Enforcement Operations Directorate, U.S. Border Patrol Headquarters, Washington, D.C. During that time, he also served as the U.S. Customs and Border Protection representative at the Department of Homeland Security, Office of Legislative Affairs.
In 2007, he returned to the field as the Patrol Agent in Charge of the Erie, P.A. Station, before his selection to Associate Chief in 2012. Deputy Chief Scharnweber has held a variety of leadership positions within key areas of the U.S. Border Patrol that include assignments in the Operational Requirements Management Division and the Liaison Division.
Deputy Chief Scharnweber holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from the State University of New York at Buffalo, N.Y. and a Master’s Degree in Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College. Additionally, he is a graduate of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Leadership Institute course.