SAN DIEGO—U.S. Border Patrol San Diego Sector graduated 86 young adults at the completion of the 14th U.S. Border Patrol Explorers Academy on Saturday.
The academy was held June 19-27 at the Camp Pendleton Marine Corps Base in Calif. The young adults, between 14 to 20-years-old, represented 13 Border Patrol Stations from San Diego, El Centro, Yuma, and Tucson Border Patrol Sectors.
The days were long and strenuous as the training included physical fitness, classroom instruction, hands-on law enforcement scenarios, and team building exercises.
The Border Patrol Explorer program provides young adults with an in-depth knowledge of law enforcement careers; promotes self-confidence, self-discipline, and responsibility; while engaging in volunteer activity in the community.
The program also provides knowledge about U.S. Border Patrol programs and an opportunity to interact with other young adults sharing similar goals and interests.
For more information on the program or to become an Explorer, contact your local U.S. Border Patrol Station or see U.S. Border Patrol Explorers to access an online application.
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.