Law Academy Students Visit Border Patrol Station
IMPERIAL, Calif. – Students from the Central Union High School (CUHS) Legal Services and Law Academy program participated in a tour of the El Centro Border Patrol station that also included a tour of the border given by agents assigned to the Public Affairs Office.
The visits took place over three days from September 4-6, where approximately 85 sophomores received an El Centro Sector profile presentation that provided students with an insight on a career in Border Patrol. The presentation also included videos of how agents operate within the sector’s area of responsibility that consist of 70 miles along the United States and Mexico border.
Shortly thereafter, the students were taken to the border and were given “sign cutting” demonstrations to understand how agents use tracking skills as part of their day-to-day duties. The students were also exposed to the different types of terrain patrolled by agents and how border infrastructure and technology play a role in securing our nations border.
“We are very thankful for the professional relationship we have with the Border Patrol,” said CUHS Law Academy Instructor Robert Smith. “The information and tours provided to our students contributes greatly to their interests in pursuing a path towards a career in law enforcement."
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 official ports of entry. CBP is charged with securing the borders of the United States while enforcing hundreds of laws and facilitating lawful trade and travel.