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CBP in Charleston Participates in Citadel University's Law Enforcement Day

Release Date: 
March 27, 2012

CHARLESTON, S.C.—CBP is a familiar face at many recruiting events and job fairs, but being invited to the Citadel (a military university that has been established since 1842) for their Law Enforcement Day was a definite highlight; a historic university in the historic city of Charleston, S.C.

Citadel University, the military college of South Carolina

Citadel University, the military college of South Carolina

The purpose of the event was to help students better understand careers in law enforcement. The format included informational tables that allowed the students to easily speak to CBP employees and ask questions about the demands and rewards of becoming a CBP officer or agriculture specialist.

In attendance were Supervisory CBPO Rhonda Pereira, CBPAS Ben Swain and CBPO Joseph Tommasini. Other participants included many other federal, state and local law enforcement agencies: Secret Service, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Federal Bureau of Investigations, South Carolina Law Enforcement Division, South Carolina Department of Probation, Parole and Pardons, South Carolina Highway Patrol, Defense Criminal Investigative Service, Department of Natural Resources, South Carolina Department of Corrections, Columbia Police Department and Charleston Police Department.

The event, held on Feb. 29, proved to be an exciting and worthwhile effort that introduced students to CBP and its mission. The students understood and possessed the core values of the desired CBP employee; "Vigilance, Service and Integrity", with the Citadel having the core values of "Honor, Duty and Respect."

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017