A constable is preparing for any possible changes as federal agents temporarily assigned to the Rio Grande Valley leave the region.

Hidalgo County Precinct 3 Constable Lazaro Gallardo said the surge helped. Still long-term law enforcement is a local responsibility.

“It’s all our responsibility,” Gallardo said.

Dozens of Border Patrol agents will leave the region Wednesday. Gallardo said the departure may have an impact on some aspects of law enforcement.

“The wait time for Border Patrol to respond to somebody we got detained may take, instead of 10 minutes, may take 30 minutes,” he said.

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