SELLS, ARIZ.—Border Patrol agents participated in the Sells, Ariz. 5th annual back-to-school outreach event on the Tohono O'odham Reservation Saturday. The event promotes education and fosters community relations.
Tohono O'odham families came out to the Sells District Office with their children to celebrate the upcoming school year and participate in summer festivities. Children of all ages visited the Border Patrol booth, excited to receive a Junior Border Patrol sticker and learn about firearms safety. Agents also provided an overview of their "Operation Detour" program, designed to educate youth about the realities and dangers of becoming involved with drug and alien trafficking organizations.
As part of the Border Patrol's goal to increase community engagement, Tucson sector agents reach out to local communities to help residents better understand the agency's border security mission.
Customs and Border Protection welcomes assistance from the community. Citizens can report suspicious activity to the Border Patrol and remain anonymous by calling (877) 872-7435 toll free.
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.