TUCSON, Ariz. – The Douglas Border Patrol Station is accepting applications to attend a U.S. Customs & Border Protection “Citizen’s Academy” set for Oct. 7 through Nov. 6. Participants will meet at the Douglas Border Patrol Station every Wednesday evening from 5 - 9 p.m.
The Citizen’s Academy will give participants an insight into CBP’s daily operations, provide a first-hand look at what it takes to become a Border Patrol agent, and allow for a greater understanding of how agents perform their daily duties.
This program is offered at no cost to participants and all class materials are provided. Minimum requirements involve a background check, and applicants should be in good physical health.
Tucson Sector Border Patrol is committed to engaging in community outreach through its Border Community Liaison Program, which focuses on strengthening relationships with border communities. Programs such as the Citizen’s Academy provide opportunities to enhance stakeholder awareness, and develop positive experiences and relationships within border communities.
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.