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Lapse in Federal Funding Impact on CBP Website Operations Notice

NOTICE: Due to the lapse in federal funding, this website will not be actively managed. This website was last updated on December 21, 2018 and will not be updated until after funding is enacted. As such, information on this website may not be up to date. Transactions submitted via this website might not be processed and we will not be able to respond to inquiries until after appropriations are enacted.


Aviso del impacto de la interrupción de fondos federales en las operaciones del sitio web del Oficina de Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza de los Estados Unidos (CBP, por sus siglas en inglés)

AVISO:  A causa de la interrupción de fondos federales, este sitio de web no será administrado activamente. La última actualización a este sitio web se realizó el 21 de diciembre de 2018 y no se harán más actualizaciones hasta que el gobierno reanude operaciones; por ende, puede que el sitio web no refleje la información más reciente. Es posible que no podamos procesar transacciones ni responder a
preguntas hasta que se reanuden operaciones.

Border Patrol Announces New Citizens Academies Starting In May

Release Date: 
March 29, 2017

BUFFALO, N.Y. — The U.S. Border Patrol will be conducting Citizens Academies beginning the first week of May at the Buffalo and Niagara Falls Border Patrol Stations. Border Patrol Citizens Academies provide residents the opportunity to learn about U.S. Border Patrol, its role in the community, and provide an open dialogue with participants.

Border Patrol Citizens Academy group photo, 2016
Border Patrol Citizens Academy
group photo, 2016

The Citizens Academy is a free outreach program to share our Border Patrol mission, why we perform it, and how we perform it. Participants will learn about Border Patrol’s history, legal authority, mission, operations, and partnerships. Attendees receive approximately 15 hours of instruction, including tours and hands-on training from Border Patrol agents.

Each Citizens Academy will commence on Friday evening or Saturday morning, and run for six consecutive weeks, three-hours per session. The final session concludes with graduation for participants.

“Our Citizens Academies offer a great way for the public to learn how and why we do the job that we do,” said Border Patrol Agent Jon Marotta. “We are proud to be part of the Western New York community and look forward to hosting as many people as possible.”

Both stations are scheduled to conduct three academies throughout the summer. Participants must be 18-years of age and older, and submit an application. Applicants should call Border Patrol Agent Dean Mandel at the Buffalo Border Patrol Station at 716-862-7000, or Border Patrol Agent Kevin Radke at the Niagara Falls Station at 716-285-6444.

Last modified: 
March 30, 2017