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CBP El Paso To Conduct Mobile Force Training At Area Ports

Release Date: 
February 1, 2019

EL PASO, Texas   U.S. Customs and Border Protection El Paso Field Office is alerting members of the traveling public to expect to see CBP officers conducting Mobile Field Force exercises at area ports of entry in the days ahead.

 

“These exercises are meant to train officers on CBP’s special response tactics so they are fully prepared in the event there is an incident that requires response and action,” said El Paso Director of Field Operations Hector Mancha “Our priority continues to be the safety and security of the American people, international travelers, and our communities.”

Previous El Paso MFF exercise.
Previous El Paso MFF exercise.

 

The highly visible MFF exercises will generally last 15 minutes or less and have a limited impact on legitimate trade and travel. As the men and women of CBP conduct these drills, it is important for the traveling public to be aware of these operations and understand that they will be done quickly.

 

CBP is continually assessing the capabilities of our facilities and has been making — and will continue to make — necessary preparations. Preparations include participating in operational readiness exercises and the mobilization of resources, as needed, to ensure the facilitation of lawful trade and travel. 

Last modified: 
February 3, 2021