PEMBINA, N.D. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Law Enforcement Explorers Post #2033 toured the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension Fusion Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on August 12.
Nine CBP Explorers, along with their advisors, were given an in-depth look at the Fusion Center and were allowed to see the forensics labs, gun library, evidence locker and mobile forensics truck. The tour was given by the Director of the Fusion Center, who spoke about the Fusions Center’s mission to collect, evaluate, analyze and disseminate information regarding organized criminal, terrorist and all-hazardous activity in Minnesota, while complying with state federal law to ensure the rights and privacy of all.
“The tour our CBP Explorers participated in at the Minnesota Fusion Center is an excellent example of the experiences these youth will receive as a member of the CBP Explorers program,” said Pembina Area Port Director Mary Delaquis.
This outreach program provides young men and women (ages 14-20) who are interested in a career in law enforcement the chance to experience many of these activities firsthand. The program is designed to assist participants in professional development, while also providing a venue toward community service within our local communities.
CBP Law Enforcement Explorers Post #2033 is looking for interested individuals, between the ages of 14-20 years of age. Please contact the Explorers Post Advisor Matthew Misson at (701) 825-5847 or Post Associate Advisor Jenny Hatt at (701) 825-5847.
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.