TUCSON, Ariz. – The Casa Grande Border Patrol Station is taking applications for their “Citizen’s Academy” winter session scheduled to start on Oct. 4.
Each session consists of classes, discussions, scenarios and demonstrations to provide community members an in-depth view into various areas of law enforcement and the daily operations of securing Arizona’s southern border.
Classes are held one night per week for seven weeks; each focusing on a different aspect of what Border Patrol agents do on a daily basis. Participants also get a brief overview of various laws agents must know prior to graduating from the Border Patrol Academy.
The Border Patrol’s primary purpose for offering this introductory course is to give attendees a better understanding of U.S. Customs and Border Protection operations and how agents conduct enforcement duties.
In addition, the Border Patrol’s Tucson Sector is committed to community outreach programs to strengthen relationships within border communities.
Attending the Citizen’s Academy is free – all materials are provided – but applicants must be at least 18 years old and meet certain application requirements.
For more information, contact the Tucson Sector’s Public Affairs Office at (520) 748-3210, or the Casa Grande Border Patrol Border Community Liaison Office at (520) 836-7812.
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.