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State, Local, Tribal Liaison Office

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

U.S. 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: CBP-STATE-LOCAL-TRIBAL-LIAISON@cbp.dhs.gov.

State, Local, and Tribal Resources

  • The DHS State and Local Law Enforcement Resource Catalog (updated March 2015) highlights DHS resources available to state, local, tribal, and territorial law enforcement.  This document summarizes and provides links to training, publications, guidance, alerts, newsletters, programs, and services available to non-Federal law enforcement from across the Department.

  • The DHS Tribal Resource Guide highlights DHS resources available to tribal nations to keep our nation safe and secure. This document summarizes and provides links to training, publications, guidance, alerts, newsletters, programs, and services available from across the Department to federally-recognized tribal nations.

  • The Blue Campaign is the unified voice for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) efforts to combat human trafficking. Working in collaboration with law enforcement, government, non-governmental and private organizations, the Blue Campaign strives to protect the basic right of freedom and to bring those who exploit human lives to justice.     

  • The 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.

  • The Homeland Security Grant Program (HSGP) plays an important role in the implementation of the National Preparedness System by supporting the building, sustainment, and delivery of core capabilities essential to achieving the National Preparedness Goal of a secure and resilient Nation. The building, sustainment, and delivery of these core capabilities are not exclusive to any single level of government, organization, or community, but rather, require the combined effort of the whole community. The HSGP supports core capabilities across the five mission areas of Prevention, Protection, Mitigation, Response, and Recovery based on allowable costs. HSGP is comprised of three interconnected grant programs: 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, and management, and administration.

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