TUCSON, Ariz. – Agents from the Tucson Sector’s Casa Grande Border Patrol Station are currently accepting applications for the next Customs and Border Protection Citizen’s Academy, a seven-week course meeting on Wednesdays, from 5 to 9 p.m., beginning Oct. 28 and lasting through Dec. 16, 2015. (*NO CLASS week of Thanksgiving)
The academy will give community members an insight into the daily operations of Customs and Border Protection, and provide a first-hand look at what it takes to become an agent or officer. Attendees will also gain a more complete understanding of CBP operations, as well as a greater understanding of how agents and officers perform their daily duties.
This is a free program and includes all class materials. Minimum requirements involve a background check and applicants should be in good physical health.
Tucson Sector Border Patrol, part of Joint Task Force – West, Arizona, is committed to engaging in community-outreach focused on strengthening relationships with border communities. Programs such as the Citizen’s Academy provide opportunities to enhance stakeholder awareness and develop positive experiences within border communities.
For more information, interested participants may contact Border Patrol Agent Shane McMahon of the Casa Grande Station at 520-836-7812, or email Shane.M.McMahon@cbp.dhs.gov.
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.