Laredo Sector Border Patrol Kicks-Off Classroom-2-Careers Presentation
LAREDO, Texas –The United States Border Patrol (USBP) Laredo Sector implemented the Classroom-2-Careers program designated as a positive partnership between Border Patrol and the community in an effort to expose students to the process of a career with the United States Border Patrol or any other Criminal Justice field opportunities.
The Hebbronville Border Patrol Station began presenting the Classroom-2-Careers curriculum at the Hebbronville High School during the last school year. This collaboration with the Criminal Justice classes highlighted the vast history of the Border Patrol and the efforts involved in securing our Nation’s borders and keeping our communities safe. The program expanded to include Bruni High School during the 2016-2017 school year. In Spring 2017, United South High School requested to pilot the program for the United Independent School District (UISD) in Laredo, Texas. Based on this success, United ISD has requested Border Patrol to incorporate this program once a month in all of their four high school’s Criminal Justice classes.
The Classroom-2-Careers presentations will be taught by Border Patrol agents certified in Firearms, Recruitment, Canines, Special Operations Detachment and agents assigned to the Border Community Liaison Program. All students participating in the program are highly encouraged to complete their high school education, be law abiding citizens of the community and continue their post high school education.
To learn more about the Classroom-2-Careers Program or to request a presentation, please contact the Laredo Sector Border Community Liaison Unit at (956)764-3107.
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.