Topic: Agent Under Fire
Identify various aspects of handwriting which can provide insight of a subjects personality as well as when they are being deceptive. Learn how to recognize what someone is telling you based on the language used. Identify methods of analyzing a subjects verbal and written statements to better detect deception.
Victor Avila is a retired Supervisory Special Agent with the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), under the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS).
Victor has been recognized by ICE and HIS for his exemplary service and professional accomplishments while serving as Special Agent at the El Paso Field Office and as an Assistant Attaché’ assigned to the U.S. Consulate in Ciudad Juarez and U.S. Embassies located in Spain, Portugal and Mexico City. Victor served as an accredited diplomat and liaison to the aforementioned governments conducting international complex criminal investigations in a wide range of violations such as human trafficking/smuggling, drug trafficking, financial violations, arms trafficking, commercial fraud and counter terrorism.
While on official assignment in Mexico, Special Agent Avila suffered multiple gunshot wounds and survived a violent ambush by the Mexican Los Zetas drug cartel where Special Agent Jaime Zapata tragically lost his life.
Today, he serves to honor the memory and the dedicated service of SA Jamie Zapata. Victor is an advocate for border security, immigration reform, human trafficking awareness and the protection of our sovereignty.