ROCHESTER, N.Y. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection joined area law enforcement agencies, first responders and businesses to participate in the third annual “Kids N Trucks” event at Frontier Field in downtown Rochester on September 23 and 24.
CBP officers from the Office of Field Operations in Rochester displayed and explained the use of a Rapid-Scan inspection truck, and Rochester Station Border Patrol agents welcomed children to explore a patrol truck. At least 1,000 children and their parents visited the CBP displays, learning more about the role of the Office of Field Operations and the U.S. Border Patrol in the Rochester community.
The “Kids N Trucks” event was held during two weekend days of excellent early fall weather, and drew several thousand area families to visit the 42 vehicles on display. “We appreciate the willingness of U.S. Customs and Border Protection to support this event, and engage area families and their children,” said Dr. Dirk Hightower, director of Children’s Institute, a research affiliate of the University of Rochester focused on developing programs to enhance the social and emotional health of children.
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.