What We Do
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CBP Officers work in a fast-paced environment at 328 ports of entry throughout the United States. They are responsible for border security, including counterterrorism, customs, immigration, trade, and agriculture.
Typical assignments include:
- Detecting and preventing terrorists and terrorist weapons from entering the United States
- Enforcing customs, immigration, and agricultural laws and regulations at U.S. ports of entry and preclearance locations worldwide
- Preventing the illegal trafficking of people, narcotics, and contraband into the United States
- Performing inspection, intelligence analysis, examination, and law enforcement activities including apprehension, detention and arrest relative to arrival and departure of persons, conveyances and merchandise at ports of entry
- Conducting developmental level officer duties to protect the U.S. homeland, enforce federal laws, and efficiently facilitate legitimate trade and travel
- Developing, planning, and participating in tactical operations
- Interacting with carriers, other agencies and foreign entities to exchange information and provide guidance on admissibility/compliance
Being a CBP Officer opens up many opportunities as your career advances. In your career, you may have the opportunity to do the following:
- Work internationally
- Conduct K-9 Inspection: Dogs are used to detect drugs, weapons, cash, and explosives
- Join the Special Response Team, the tactical and special response arm of the Office of Field Operations
- Join the Anti-Terrorism Contraband Enforcement Team (A-TCET), a specialized unit of the Office of Field Operations to seize drugs, weapons, currency, and illicit contraband