AJO, Ariz. – Agents from the Tucson Sector’s Ajo Border Patrol Station are accepting applications for the next multi-agency Citizen’s Academy, a six-week course meeting on Thursdays from 2 to 6 p.m., beginning Feb. 2.
Instructors will give participants an insight into the daily operations of Customs and Border Protection; while local law enforcement partners provide a first-hand look at what it takes to become an agent, officer, sheriff, park ranger or other government official along the southern border.
National Park and Wildlife Refuge rangers, and Arizona game wardens will talk about flora, fauna and the challenges they face along the Arizona border.
Attendees will also gain a greater understanding of how agents and officers perform their daily duties, and enforcement operations related to illegal cross-border activity.
This is a free program and includes all class materials. Minimum requirements involve a background check. Applicants should also be in good physical health and must be at least 18 years old.
Tucson Sector Border Patrol, part of Joint Task Force – West, Arizona, is committed to engaging in community outreach to strengthen relationships within border communities. Programs such as the Citizen’s Academy provide opportunities to enhance stakeholder awareness and develop positive relationships.
For more information, contact the Border Community Liaison Unit at the Ajo Station at 520-387-0571.
Additionally, interested parties may request information about joining a future CBP Citizen’s Academy by contacting the Tucson Sector’s Public Relations Office at 520-748-3210.
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.