Erie Border Patrol Invites Area Residents to Join New Citizens Academy
ERIE, Pa. - The U.S. Border Patrol announced today that their Citizens Academy will, once again, be offered to Erie area residents. Building on the success of previous academies, the academy provides area residents the opportunity to learn more about the Border Patrol and its community role.
The academy is open to anyone 18-years of age and older, including college students, business professionals, and persons from all walks of life. The academy will meet beginning at 6 p.m. each Monday, for six consecutive weeks. Each session will last approximately two hours. Academy attendees learn about Border Patrol history, mission, and operational aspects as well as immigration and criminal law, and rules regarding use of force.
The Citizens Academy will be held at the Erie Border Patrol Station on Traut Drive in Fairview, Pa. The academy ends with a ceremony and awarding of graduation certificates. Admission to the academy is free and participants will be selected on a first-come, first-served basis.
The deadline for applications will be July 18, 2018. Participants should call the Erie Border Patrol Station and speak with Border Patrol Agent Robert Signorino at (814) 474-4794.
Additional contact information for the Citizens Academy is below:
U.S. Border Patrol Citizen’s Academy
Erie Border Patrol Station
7851 Traut Drive
Fairview, Pa. 16415
Office: (814) 474-4794
Fax: (814) 474-4540
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.