CBP is made up of individuals across a variety of backgrounds, experience and talent. Before you can become a Customs and Border Protection (CBP) employee, you must successfully pass a background investigation. If you are interested in a CBP Officer, Border Patrol Agent, or other law enforcement position, you must also pass a polygraph exam, physical fitness test, medical exam and more to ensure that you are mission-ready to join our team.
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**Effective Immediately** Newly appointed eligible Border Patrol Agents (BPA) will be offered a $5,000 recruitment incentive upon successful completion of the academy; additionally, new Agents accepting one of the following locations Sierra Blanca, TX; Presidio, TX; Sanderson, TX; Comstock, TX; Lordsburg, NM; Freer, TX; Hebbronville, TX; Why, AZ will be eligible for an additional $5,000 recruitment incentive (for a total of $10,000).
Newly appointed eligible Border Patrol Agents (BPA) must meet the criteria defined in 5 CFR 575.102 for new federal employees and be required to attend the formal academy training. Agents may be offered the $5,000 remote location incentive regardless of academy requirement. All incentive recipients will be required to sign a one-year service agreement.
Video: Your Journey to Becoming a Border Patrol Agent
Description: The path to become a Border Patrol Agent includes several steps. Each step is necessary to make sure we are hiring people who are qualified and capable of doing this important work. This video includes what you need to know as you navigate the journey in becoming a Border Patrol Agent.
Critical agency hiring needs for entry level CBP Officers currently include the following locations:
- Douglas, Lukeville, and San Luis, AZ; Calexico, Otay Mesa, San Francisco, and San Ysidro, CA; Honolulu, HI; Calais, Coburn Gore, Houlton, Jackman, Madawaska, Van Buren, and Vanceboro, ME; Detroit, MI; Grand Portage, MN; Raymond and Sweetgrass, MT; Dunseith, Pembina, and Portal, ND; Champlain, NY; El Paso and Presidio, TX; Highgate Springs, VT; and Blaine, Oroville, and Sumas, WA
Video: Your Journey to Becoming a Customs and Border Protection Officer
Description: The path to become a CBP Officer includes several steps. Each step is necessary to make sure we are hiring people who are qualified and capable of doing this important work. This video includes what you need to know as you navigate the journey in becoming a CBP Officer.
What do I qualify for? CBP Officer Qualifications Aid
What needs to be on my resume? CBP Officer Resume Aid