TROUT RIVER N.Y. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers assigned to Port of Trout River recently visited the Malone College campus to present an overview of CBP’s mission and role in border security.
CBP joined the Malone College Club for their annual dinner on January 17. Trout River Port Director Virgil Farnsworth spoke, reviewing CBP history and current mission. He described the expansion of technology used in border security, discussed documents approved for identification purposes, and explained expedited clearance programs. Farnsworth also underscored the role of community members in law enforcement, highlighting the value of reporting suspicious behavior.
“It was a true pleasure spending time with this group,” said Port Director Farnsworth. “Our job is to serve the American public. We are proud to share what CBP does at the border to accomplish our border security mission.”
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.