HAVRE, Mont. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) wishes to announce their inaugural CBP Citizens Academy in Great Falls, Montana, which will be held from June 11 to July 16. The program will be hosted by Border Patrol agents from Havre Sector, CBP officers from the Area Port of Great Falls, and Air Interdiction agents from the Great Falls Air Branch. Participants will meet on Thursday evenings from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. for six weeks. This program is offered at no cost to participants and all class materials will be provided.
The program is designed to provide members of the community with an inside look into the daily operations of securing the border – at and between the ports of entry – in Montana. Throughout the course, attendees will be able to participate in interactive demonstrations such as defensive tactics, tracking and inspections for prohibited items. Participants will also learn about the distinct roles and responsibilities of each CBP component as well as their integrated mission to secure America's borders.
Applications are currently being accepted. The deadline for application is June 1 and the course will be limited to 12 participants. Interested parties must be 18 years of age or older and must submit an application that involves a criminal background check.
Please contact the Havre Sector Public Affairs Office at 406-453-7631 Ext 207 or via email at HVM-PAO@cbp.dhs.gov for more information.
CBP is committed to fostering a positive relationship within the communities we live and serve. Outreach programs such as the Citizens Academy seek to promote cooperation, collaboration and understanding with border residents.
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.