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From the Air and Sea

CBP provides border security from the air and sea

U.S. Customs and Border Protection's (CBP) Office of Air and Marine (OAM) is a critical component of CBP's risk-based and layered approach for border security. With 1,200 federal agents, more than 250 aircraft and over 280 marine vessels operating from 91 locations throughout the United States and Puerto Rico. CBP detects, intercepts, and apprehends criminals in diverse environments at and beyond U.S. borders.

We are a federal law enforcement organization dedciated to serving and protecting the American people. We apply advanced aeronautical and maritime capabilities and employe our unique skill sets to preserve America's security interests.

OAM's specialized law enforcement capabilities allow OAM to make significant contributions to Department of Homeland Security (DHS) efforts, as well as to federal, state, local and tribal agencies. OAM is uniquely positioned to provide direct air and marine support to multiple agencies and to ensure the success of border protection and law enforcement operations between ports of entry, within the maritime operating areas and within the nation's interior.

Read more about OAM's rich and varied history.