Scary Stuff: Hundreds of Badges, Guns, and Cell Phones Missing from This Fed Agency

3766131658_7a44d972caWhat’s going on here?

How can this possibly happen within a Federal agency charged with protecting the public safety?

How can this agency be so careless?

Hundreds of badges, credentials, cell phones and guns belonging to Department of Homeland Security employees have been lost or stolen in recent years — raising serious security concerns about the potential damage these missing items could do in the wrong hands.

Inventory reports, obtained by the news site Complete Colorado and shared with, show that over 1,300 badges, 165 firearms and 589 cell phones were lost or stolen over the span of 31 months between 2012 and 2015.

The majority of the credentials belonged to employees of Customs and Border Protection (CBP), while others belonged to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) employees.

The lost or stolen guns also mostly belonged to CBP employees, though others were cited as belonging to TSA and ICE workers. The agencies all fall under DHS.

The missing badges and guns suggest a shocking lack of security from federal law enforcement officers and represent a significant security risk, experts say.

“It’s scary that you’d have that number of credentials out there that someone could manipulate,” Tim Miller, a retired Secret Service special agent, told

So an airport baggage screener, border patrol agent, or Customs agent could be a terrorist wearing a stolen badge, using a stolen gun or cell phone?

Nice to know.

Good work guys!

  • Alan

    And we’re supposed to trust our safety to these IDIOTS ? Not me !

    • Alan404

      It would so appear. By the way, though I might have missed something interesting, I hadn’t noticed a choice or alternative being offered.

      • rayzor58

        The choice alternative was supplied by the Second Amendment, “A well regulated Militia being necessary to the security of a free state, The right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed”. For the Traitors out there I’ll translate. The people are the militia and are tasked with the protection of a free condition remaining within the Constitutional Republic of the United States. Therefore They are to be armed at all times and the Government is not allowed to even touch the edge of their right to be armed., ” The object is that the citizens be equipped withal the terrible implements of war, as this is their only protection from tyranny. General/President George Washington.

        • MARYSWEET

          Well said and it will always be true.

    • brucethompson22

      You got that right. How can they secure this country when they cant even secure their own $hit?

    • Alan404

      If this fiasco were scripted, it would likely read, “nothing to see here, move along”. Yes, move along, and under any imaginable circumstances, never question those “public servants”, your “protectors” or might one describe them as “your betters”

    • Obie Miller

      The American public was not asked about it….it was just forced upon us by Washington.

  • The Fox

    When this agency is run by a Islamist under the control of the Islamist in the White House what do people expect? They are the enemy and not the protectors and all will soon come to a end as judgment is coming to this nation soon for kicking the God who founded us out of this once great nation.

  • paulrod

    Why am I not surprised? These clowns have raised ineptitude to an art form. Uh, let’s see, uh, who might want to steal badges, credentials, guns, and cell phones or radios? Hhhhmmm…. Who could it possibly be?

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  • needful

    good to see our tax dollars at work!!! what a bunch of assholes!!!

  • bobjonestwo

    That’s good work boys, and make sure you keep the borders wide open while ordering the Border Agents to stand down, that works really well. For the bad guys.

    • blackwingA520

      What do you expect when we have a Bad guy running the country.

      • bobjonestwo

        To put it mildly.

  • Alan404

    Yes, scary is one way to describe this state of affaire,and it’s usable in the presence of the ladies too.

  • Lilipatch

    So – let me think … maybe the next thing to do is make a list of all badge numbers, serial numbers of guns, etc. to cross-match anybody that ‘could be’ working in the system that shouldn’t be there … ya think! For that to happen, they would have to get a special committee together to investigate and that will take months and who knows when we’ll be able to sort out this significant security risk!


    And we wonder why with all this NSA spying on us and yet we still get attacked (California) ,how can this happen? Because these are the idiots that are protecting us? OK, what else ya got?

  • Ribert Koonce

    isn’t that just peachy. these idiots can’t keep track of their own asses, much less protect anybody else. what gets me, is the fact that they’re guilty of criminal negligence, but they’re issued another set of creds and another gun. Yet someone like myself,( for instance), who made mistakes in younger days, has no reciprocity in getting those rights restored thanks Bam-Bam and his BATFE gestapo, refusing to process the necessary paperwork to have them restored. being disabled and unable to stand and fight should the worst happen, I guess ancient mistakes condemn me to being one of those slaves to the system. personally, any gun control law is unconstitutional. I.m pretty sure it falls under double taxation. you pay sales tax on the purchase, then you have to pay a second tax for the privilege of exercising a constitutional right. don’t think I recall seeing anything in the original writing that if you make a mistake, you forfeit the right to life liberty, or happiness by becoming a slave to a criminal government. just an observation. if criminal behavior can’t be worked off and citizenship restored, is it any wonder that repeat offences are so common? Seems to me, that all rights were truly equal, once the debt has been paid, there’s supposed to be a path back to citizenship. Or was that just another elitest’ plot to subjugate the populous, could explain the number of prisons and why our country has a higher prison population than the rest of the world?

  • Francisco Machado

    Not that I think it would serve any purpose, since I have little doubt the average teenager with a screwdriver could “defeat” their “brains,” but is this a promotional move for the use of (vastly) more expensive “smart guns” by members of government agencies? Are “Smart Badges” in the works, also? The odds of them employing “smart people” is negligible. Look whom we’ve hired for President.

  • Blogengeezer

    As moral has degraded in organizations throughout history, the subtle decay spreads like a virus to gradually bring the machine to a crawl of inefficiency. Ever more corruption spreads and the insiders themselves slowly dismantle the system.

    The USA has grown exponentially more gargantuan under Freedom and unprecedented prosperity that has also rewarded the escalating parasitic elements. When that freedom and prosperity is taken for granted and continuously, relentlessly exploited, the unsustainable cycle gradually reverses.

    The pendulum swings. Growth and prosperity through Freedom is Never continuously enjoyed ‘forever after’. That imagined scenario only occurs in fairy tales…. from old books.


    Homeland Security is such a joke, especially its so called leader.

    • old codger

      Maybe they should rename it to “Homeland Lack of Security”? LOL!


        It sure would be a better description of what they don’t do. They are nothing but a sinkhole for taxpayer money with no results. They are too political and under obama’s thumb so they follow through on all of his demands no matter how much danger that puts America and its citizens in.

  • Rodney Steward

    This will turn out to be another deal like the gun running of Obama and Holder, except this probably went to muslims this time, after all Jeh Johnson does have muslim ties as most of the appointed by the head tribe leader! This was no accident, all in the plan!

  • got my licence

    Loss of badge, phone, Much less a gun is at least 6 mo. loss of pay. Pending investigation back pay may be retrieved if lost or stolen items are acquired. If items are not found , termination would be required.

    • Rodney Steward

      This will be treated like Obama and Hellary, THEY ALL WILL WALK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Carl Nemo **==

    Homeland (In)Security was a stillborn idea from it’s infancy. Senator Robert Byrd, Dem. W. Va. (deceased) was the only politician voting against it, shaking his head the whole time on the Senate floor while warning how it would become a multi billion possibly trillion dollar boondoggle in time and it’s come to pass. It’s running ‘hog wild’ with TSA being a poster child as in this article to its grave and possibly deadly shortcomings over time. So too it’s the main coordinating agency for our overall intel efforts and we know how many attacks have slipped through the cracks to date. Sad to say this train ain’t stoppin’ til it crashes; I.E, the United States of America is headed for a bad ending called sovereign default on its debts. We’re not only broke, but our government is broken too. We’re soon to end up in the ash bin of history as other failed empires past. The average length of world empires are about 250 years, so we’ve reached our prime and it’s a downhill slide from here. Sad, but true. Get ready for a “Nantucket sleigh ride” into the abyss. : |

    Carl Nemo **==

    • Rodney Steward

      The Bible speaks of it! And now the Gov. turns on us and tries to survive by taking everything that people have, you fight back, you’re a terrorist and shot! Look at the rancher in Oregon, giving up and murdered and was considered the enemy, and a thug can burn, loot, and shout kill a pig in a blanket and WALK!

  • william g munson

    I guess they hire people without background check and No I Ds you know and they have sleeper cells working and nobody doing the Jobs they are hired to do and watching porn and partying too

  • eddie littlejohn

    Yea nice work dip shits ! And they want to take our guns, ours rights, we’re the only one’s that don’t lose our gun’s !!!

  • Too big and heavy

    Hey, Obama says Turn All Guns in. He is Confident that these people can ..”Protect ” Us…..oh…I forgot..its Obama…..sorry they can’t!!

  • papa doug

    Maybe we need gun control in the DHS! Or maybe we just need DHS control.

  • Gammi2Anna

    These items are not missing or lost. Ask Obama and his army of imbecilic minions that walk in lock-step with his charge to take down America. They know exactly what, how, where and when. Remember the warning Benjamin Franklin left with us, “make yourself sheep and the wolves will eat you”.

  • gfsomsel

    Rather than attempting to trample on the public’s right to own weapons, O might better take care of the “shrink” in these agencies. That would do more for public safety than his unconstitutional actions.

  • Jim

    No This Can’t Be. Only Happens To Us. Just Ask Them.

  • jjmcl431

    Obama and Holder probably took them to give to their illegal buddies to use in Mexico and California.


    It’s disappointing to see the incompetency handling our security. I was in security during the late 50’s, it was so much better then than now. Liberalism and our education system have put us in danger. Tolerance back then was ZERO. Today it’s excuses and blame. Excuses and blame will get you killed by terrorist.

  • jack

    Obama gave them the stuff

  • The Bass Player

    This is typical ineptitude of an over-bearing bloated government.

  • gavinwca

    Not lost the Justice Dept, probably sold or gave them to the Mexican Drug Cartels in a badge sting.