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CBP Hosts "Bring Your Child to Work Day" With Other Federal Agencies at Detroit Metropolitan Airport

Release Date: 
May 4, 2011

Detroit, Mich. - U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) employees at the Port of Detroit Metropolitan Airport, along with the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), hosted 75 children representing a variety of federal agencies assigned to the Detroit Metropolitan Airport and the Detroit Field Office.

Everyone enjoys lunch.

Everyone enjoys lunch.

The program included a variety of activities that highlighted the diversity of CBP and other federal occupations and partners at the Detroit Metropolitan Airport. The children learned about different cultures, received a presentation about what CBP does, and were taken on tours of the Federal Inspection Services areas to include the FWS office, the CBP agriculture laboratory, the CDC Quarantine Station, and CBP secondary inspection areas. They also participated in a Redman Intermediate Force Instruction program where they observed handcuffing and takedown techniques. They finished up with a canine team demonstration involving agriculture and narcotic detection dogs.

Everyone loves the canine team.

Everyone loves the canine team.

The theme for this year's event was "Protect and Invent the Future." The special event was designed to strengthen the understanding of the roles CBP and its partners play in protecting the United States at ports of entry. The program also helped the children understand that the importance of what they learned today applies to professions they will choose when they are adults.

"Our focus for this day was to show the young participants the numerous jobs that their family members do on a daily basis," said Port Director Donald Conroy. "The program also provided them an opportunity to have memorable experiences, emphasizing the importance of what we do here."

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.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017