67 Park Road
Baring, Maine 04694
Phone: (207) 454-3613
Fax: (207) 454-7257
The Calais Station area of responsibility (AOR) covers 68.2 miles of international border with Canada and approximately 196.6 statute miles of coastline, covering a total of 5,316.3 square miles. The terrain is heavily forested with swamps and hills, and the coastline is jagged with up to 28-foot tide changes.
The Calais Station AOR presents a unique operational setting that requires the use of patrol methods and equipment such as sign cutting, vehicular and foot patrols, and Task Force and joint operations with our partners and co-crewing with other agencies, as well as various specialty vehicles such as SUV’s, snowmobiles, ATV’s, canoes and Defender Class S.A.F.E. boats. Strong partnerships between the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, the United States Coast Guard, local, county, state, federal and tribal law enforcement agencies are also heavily relied upon to further ensure that our agents have a high level of situational awareness and can respond appropriately to border related incidents or emergency situations.
The 19,423 sq. ft. Calais Station facility was completed in the fall of 2006. Over the years, staffing levels at the Calais Station have continued to increase and in 2013, a project was undertaken to accommodate the increase in personnel by expanding the facility an additional 850 sq. ft. This project significantly contributed to the readiness of the station and its ability to meet the current needs of the U.S. Border Patrol in Maine and will support strategic border security initiatives well into the future.