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Who are we: CBP is a premier law enforcement agency that safeguards America’s borders. Every day, CBP protects the public from dangerous people and materials attempting to cross the border, while enhancing the Nation’s global economic competitiveness by enabling legitimate trade and travel at ports of entry. On a typical day, CBP makes 900+ apprehensions and seizes 9,000+ pounds of illegal drugs.

Three Operational components at CBP

USBPU.S. Border Patrol
Stop drugs and criminals from entering the country by securing our land borders and coastal waters.
Learn more about being a:
Border Patrol Agent >>


CBP-OFOOffice of Field Operations
Process people and cargo entering the United States through airports, seaports, and the land border.
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CBP Officer >>
Agricultural Specialist >>


CBP-AMOAir and Marine Operations
Crew marine vessels and aircraft to spot and apprehend illegal activities.
Learn more about being a:
Air Interdiction Agent >>
Air Enforcement Agent >>
Marine Interdiction Agent >>

Last published: 
November 3, 2016