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CBP Announces Explorer Program at Montana's Area Port of Sweetgrass

Release Date: 
April 1, 2016

Program open to men and women, 14 to 20 years of age

GREAT FALLS, Mont. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations announces the initiation of a Law Enforcement Explorer Program at the Sweetgrass, Montana Port of Entry. The Area Port of Sweetgrass will be hosting an open house for interested individuals on Thursday, April 7, 2016, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, April 17, 2016, from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., at the end of I-15 North.

Participants in the Law Enforcement Explorer program learn about CBP’s A-Star helicopter

Participants in the Law Enforcement Explorer program learn about CBP’s A-Star helicopter

Law Enforcement Explorer posts offer programs in law enforcement and criminal justice, which provide Explorers with practical training and hands-on experience. The CBP Law Enforcement Explorer Program provides opportunities to participate in federal law enforcement-related activities within CBP and gain awareness of federal, state, and local law enforcement career paths. The program also offers opportunities for character building, good citizenship, and fitness. CBP has posts at ports of entry as well as border patrol stations.

Del Bonita Port Director Raylee Johnson, who is the local post advisor, states, “There is no other youth program like this one when it comes to having fun and developing self-confidence, discipline, and leadership skills that will last a lifetime. Graduates from other explorer programs have achieved their goals of becoming federal law enforcement officers with CBP, FBI, U.S. Secret Service or officers with local law enforcement agencies.”

Persons interested in attending the open house and/or participating in the Explorer Program are asked to contact Post Advisor Raylee Johnson at 406-336-2130. Additional information about this exciting program may be found at the CBP website.

CBP is committed to the partnership between law enforcement and America's youth. The CBP Explorer Program is a bridge to one of the most challenging and exciting missions in law enforcement today - the job of serving as the guardians of our nation's borders, America's frontline.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017