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What is the training like?

What is the training like?

As one of the most rigorous and demanding law enforcement training programs in the country, CBP Border Patrol training has become the envy of the federal law enforcement community. For 58 days, you’ll receive instruction in both Border Patrol and federal law enforcement subjects. Specific CBP Border Patrol Courses include: Immigration and Nationality Law, Criminal Law and Statutory Authority, Spanish, Border Patrol Operations, Care and Use of Firearms, Physical Training, Operation of Motor Vehicles, and Anti-Terrorism. Federal Law Enforcement Center (FLETC) courses are: Communications, Ethics and Conduct, Report Writing, Introduction to Computers, Fingerprinting, and Constitutional Law. The CBP Border Patrol Training Academy is located in Artesia, NM. While in training, you will receive full pay and benefits.