TUCSON, Ariz. – Tucson Sector Border Patrol hired 44 new agent trainees in September for assignments at the Douglas, Ajo and Willcox stations, following graduation from training underway at the Border Patrol Academy in Artesia, New Mexico.
All newly hired trainees are required to complete a 66-day basic training program, which includes instruction in law, operations, driver training, physical techniques and firearms. Trainees who fail to pass an initial Spanish examination will stay at the Academy for an additional 40-days to attend Spanish task-based language training.
After graduation from basic training, agents will report to their assigned stations for further training in the field and in station operations.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control and protection of our nation's borders at and between the official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.