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State, Local, Tribal Liaison Office

Leaders of the Tohono O'odham Nation meet with CBP officials.

Customs and Border Protection (CBP) works closely with state, local, tribal, and territorial governments to coordinate efforts to secure the U.S. border while promoting economic vitality through international travel and trade.

CBP’s State, Local and Tribal Liaison Office is responsible for providing an effective bridge between local entities and the agency, including the commissioner, deputy commissioner and program offices. The liaison office works with state, local and tribal partners to identify the impact CBP policies and initiatives have in local communities and help law enforcement understand community views and concerns.  

The liaison office fulfills its mission through three primary ways:

  • Regularly engaging with state, local, territorial and tribal partners. From facilitating roundtables with local law enforcement, elected officials and community leaders to regularly meeting with our tribal partners, the liaison office is here to help proactively work with our state, local and tribal partners.
  • Serving as local community liaisons. CBP’s Community Liaison Program provides stakeholders with a designated point of contact at their local CBP location, helping to expand the agency’s relationships in all of our local areas.
  • Advising CBP’s commissioner, deputy commissioner and program offices. Through regular engagement with state, local and tribal partners, the liaison office serves as an advisor on how CBP is impacting local communities and ways CBP can better work in a whole community approach to law enforcement.

CBP’s State, Local, and Tribal Liaison can be reached at (202) 325-0775 or via email.

Helpful Resources

  • DHS State and Local Law Enforcement Resource Catalog provides comprehensive information on all Department of Homeland Security offices, training, publications, newsletters, programs and services that are available to state and local law enforcement.
  • DHS Tribal Resource Guide highlights DHS resources available to tribal nations and includes summaries and information regarding training, publications, guidance, alerts, newsletters, programs, and services available to tribal nations from across DHS.
  • Blue Campaign is the  initiative to combat Human Trafficking,  a global problem where communities can be unaware of victims often hidden in plain sight.  The Blue Campaign website contains information on resources, training, and tools available to individuals, first responders, law enforcement, federal employees, and educators.
  • Federal Law Enforcement Training Center  provides tuition-free and low cost training to state, local, tribal, and territorial law enforcement.  Programs are conducted across the United States and are normally hosted by a local law enforcement agency. Training is also conducted at FLETC facilities located in Glynco (Brunswick), Ga.; Artesia, N.M.; Charleston, S.C. and Cheltenham, Md.
  • Homeland Security Grant Program is where you can find and apply for grants. The program is comprised of three interconnected grant efforts:  State Homeland Security Program, Urban Areas Security Initiative and Operation Stonegarden.  Together, these grant programs fund a range of preparedness activities, including planning, organization, equipment purchase, training, exercises, management and administration.