Marine Interdiction Agent Duties
As a Marine Interdiction Agent, you are a valuable member of the Federal Law Enforcement Officer (LEO) profession. Typical assignments include:
- Maritime patrols and interdictions at sea, on lakes, and rivers to prevent the illegal entry of weapons of terror
- Interdiction operations against national security threats to include, illegal drugs and undocumented alien smuggling
- Joint investigations with other agencies related to border security in the maritime environment, employing multiple investigative techniques and capabilities
You will serve as a CBP Marine Interdiction Agent performing marine law enforcement operations involving the detection, prevention, interdiction and apprehension of terrorist, terrorist weapons and other contraband and persons from illegally entering or attacking the United States. Your duties will include, but not be limited to:
- Serving as an Air and Marine Operations (AMO) vessel commander or crew member in law enforcement operations utilizing CBP marine assets.
- Conducting maritime patrols, surveillance and pursuit activities related to the interdiction of smuggled contraband via land, air, and sea.
- Conducting high speed vessel pursuits and intercepts of suspect vessels under adverse and sometimes hazardous conditions during the hours of darkness and in times of foul/inclement weather.
- Searching vessels and/or persons to gather evidence to support allegations of criminal or terrorist activity.
- Conducting independent and joint investigations.
- Working closely with other Federal, state and local law enforcement agencies to gather/share intelligence information regarding illegal maritime activity to include identifying and preventing potential acts of terrorism.