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Customs and Border Protection Officer

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CBP officers have exciting careers enforcing laws that protect the United States. CBP’s primary mission is preventing terrorism.

As a CBP officer, you will secure the border and prevent drug smuggling while enforcing immigration laws, protecting agriculture, and ensuring trade compliance.


New York Native CBP Officer Loves Year Round Golf in Arizona
After one temporary duty assignment at the Port of Nogales, Arizona, golf aficionado Heather Snide decided she was leaving the cold northeast border and switching to a year round golf climate. Her work at the Southern Border is interesting, varied and provides great career satisfaction.



Sheriff Deputy Finds Better Working Conditions as a CBP Officer
After having to write official reports on his personal time, Jesus Castillo decided he needed employment that provided him more time for his young and growing family. CBP provides pay for all of his work hours and provides a supportive teamwork environment in which to grow in his career.



College Graduate Finds CBP Officer Career A Perfect Fit
After graduating from college with Criminal Justice and Spanish Language Degrees Mary Garcia found the perfect career fit as a CBP Officer at the Southern Border. Every day she uses her language and criminal justice skills to promote legitimate trade and travel as well as stop criminal activity at the border.



Motorcycle Enthusiast CBP Officer Finds Southern Border Climate Picture-perfect
CBP Officer Branden Stoliker loves motorcycling and discovered the perfect location in Southern Arizona during a temporary duty assignment at the Port of Nogales. After living and working in cold and wet northern climates, Branden happily transferred to the Port of Nogales, Arizona where he now enjoys his passion for riding year round.


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Why Officers are Proud of Their Jobs

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“I enjoy working for CBP because of the endless opportunities. I can go anywhere in the world and do an infinite variety of jobs. At the same time, it provides a stable career for me and my family.”

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“I enjoy working for CBP because of its fast paced ever evolving environment.  Working to interdict threats against the United States is rewarding. There is always a chance to learn something new and to share with your fellow officers the knowledge you possess.”



CBPeople: The People Behind the Badge

CBP prides itself in hiring a multitude of people with a diverse range of interests and passions. Click the picture to learn more about our driven officers and agents behind the badge.


U.S. Customs and Border Protection Officer Victoria Correa, from New York’s JFK Airport, competed as a member of Team United in the 2016 Chinese Dragon Boat Races. After breaking her pelvis in a motorcycle accident, Victoria found the incredible courage to rebuild herself through the resiliency, strength and inspiration of her mother, a breast cancer survivor and fellow Dragon Boat Racer.


Last modified: 
May 29, 2018