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CBP National Standards on Transport, Escort, Detention, and Search

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This policy continues our commitment to the safety, security and care of those in our custody. The policy, titled U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) National Standards on Transport, Escort, Detention, and Search (TEDS), is the result of collaborative work among various offices.

The policy document is grounded firmly in the experience and policies of the Office of Field Operations and the United States Border Patrol. It incorporates best practices developed in the field, and it reflects key legal and regulatory requirements. In addition to transport, escort, detention and search provisions, TEDS also includes requirements related to: sexual abuse and assault prevention and response; care of at-risk individuals in custody; and personal property.

Last Modified: February 28, 2020