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Policies, Procedures and Directives

CBP has numerous policies, procedures, and directives. Please search for the document using titles or keywords.

Title Abstract File Download Document Post Date Last Published Date Last Revised Date
CBP Directive on the Public Disclosure of Employee Information

This Directive is designed to provide CBP personnel with guidance and procedures related to the disclosure of employee data, specifically personally identifiable information, in response to third-party requests.

Publication No. 1724-0422

CBP Directive 51250-025 - Public Disclosure of Employee Information(PDF)
CBP Directive on Privacy Policy, Compliance, and Implementation

This Directive provides CBP personnel with procedures and practices for safeguarding the collection, maintenance, use, and dissemination of personally identifiable information; or when engaged in activities that otherwise impact the privacy of individuals.

Publication No. 1724-0422

CBP Directive 2120-010A - Privacy Policy, Compliance, and Implementation(PDF)
CBP Directive on the Disclosure of CBP Info to Foreign Authorities

This Directive is designed to provide CBP personnel with procedures and practices for the disclosure of CBP-collected and maintained information, including records containing personally identifiable information, to foreign authorities.

Publication No. 1724-0422

CBP Directive 4320-025B - Disclosure of CBP Information to Foreign Authorities(PDF)
Procedures for Personal Effects

The purpose of this memo is to notify all Office of Field Operations personnel of an update to the Seized Asset Management and Enforcement Procedures handbook.

Procedures for personal effects(PDF)
Emergency Driving Including Vehicular Pursuits by U.S. Customs and Border Protection Personnel Directive

On January 10, 2023, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) issued Directive No. 4510-026A, Emergency Driving and Vehicular Pursuits, with a postdated effective date of May 1, 2023.  CBP updated this directive after an extensive review of the Agency’s historical pursuit data as well as the individual pursuit policies of more than two dozen law enforcement agencies across the United States.…

June 2023 Re-Issue - CBP Directive 4510-026A Emergency Driving & Vehicular Pursuits(PDF) , Effective January 2023 - CBP Directive 4510-026A Emergency Driving & Vehicular Pursuits (Superseded by June 2023 Re-Issue)(PDF)
2013-031_Roles and Responsibilities of U.S. Customs and Border Protection Offices and Personnel Regarding Provision of Language Access

This directive defines the roles and responsibilities of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) personnel in providing limited English proficient (LEP) persons with meaningful access to the agency’s programs and activities. CBP has long recognized the importance of effective and accurate communication between CBP personnel and the public CBP serves. Language barriers can negatively impact…

2130-031 Roles and Responsibilities of U.S. CBP Offices and Personnel Regarding Provision of Language Access(PDF)
Vulnerability Disclosure Program Policy and Rules of Engagement

As a component of DHS, CBP has an information and communications technology footprint that is tightly interwoven and globally deployed. Many DHS/CBP technologies are deployed in critical infrastructure systems and, to varying degrees, support ongoing homeland security operations.

CBP’s information systems provide essential services in support of our mission to protect the American…

CBP Vulnerability Disclosure Program Policy and Rules of Engagement(PDF)
Policy Statement and Required Actions Regarding Pregnant, Postpartum, Nursing Individuals, and Infants in Custody

This memorandum on CBP’s policy and required actions regarding pregnant, postpartum, nursing individuals, and infants establishes formal guidance related to care in custody and documentation requirements consistent with recommendations from the DHS Office of Inspector General (OIG Report No. OIG-21-49) made in July 2021.  This is the first action CBP is taking to address the recommendations in…

Policy Statement and Required Actions for Pregnant, Postpartum Nursing and Infants(PDF)
Directive 2210-005: Children Born in the United States in CBP Custody and/or at a CBP Facility

This directive establishes U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) policy governing the processing of children born in the United States in CBP custody and/or at a CBPfacility, as well as the processing of their parent(s) and any additional minor child(ren) accompanying the parent(s).

Children Born in the United States in CBP Custody and/or at a CBP Facility Directive(PDF)
CBP Directive 4510-038

This directive outlines the agency response to Use of Force incidents and establishes the Use of Force Incident Team.

CBP Directive 4510-038(PDF)
CBP Directive 3340-052A Primary Processing at Airports

CBP Directive that provides guidance on processing passengers in airports.

CBP Directive No 3340-052A Primary Processing at Airports(PDF)
CBP Directive 4510-026

Emergency Driving Including Vehicular Pursuits by U.S. Customs and Border Protection Personnel Directive.

Emergency Driving Including Vehicular Pursuits by U.S. Customs and Border Protection Personnel Directive(PDF)
CBP Directive No. 3340-030B

This directive establishes national policy for the temporary detention, transport and
escort of persons by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP).


This directive also establishes guidance on the temporary use of restraints for persons suspected
of posing a threat to the safety of officers or others prior to the detection of a violation or
subsequent arrest.…

CBP Directive No. 3340-030B(PDF)
CBP Directive 5430-001 - CBP Policies Publication Process

This directive mandates that U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Directives requiring the Commissioner’s signature and CBP Policy Memorandums issued by the Office of the Commissioner, Policy Directorate (PD Memos) be released publicly unless they contain information that should not and/or cannot be released for personnel safety, privacy, or legal reasons.

CBP Directive 5430-001 Policies Publication Process(PDF)
CBP Directive 5430-001 Public Release of CBP Directives and Policy Directorate Memorandums

Policy on how to release directives publicly.

CBP Directive 5430-001 Public Release of CBP Directives and Policy Directorate Memorandums(PDF)
Last Modified: Jun 16, 2023