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New Tribal Liaison Appointed at Messena Port of Entry

Release Date: 
January 6, 2015

MASSENA, N.Y.– On September 15, 2014, CBP’s Buffalo Field Office appointed Chief CBP Officer Raymond Purser as Tribal Liaison Officer for the Massena Port of Entry.

Chief Purser began his career with the U.S. Customs Service as an Inspector in 2000 at the Alexandria Bay Port of Entry.  In 2003, he became a Customs and Border Protection Officer within the newly formed Department of Homeland Security.  In 2005, Purser was promoted to Supervisory CBP Officer and transferred to the Massena Port of Entry.  In 2009 Purser was promoted to his current position of Chief CBP Officer, also in Massena, N.Y.

“Over the last nine plus years at the Massena Port of Entry, Chief Purser has developed an excellent working relationship with tribal leaders,” said Port Director Robert Dwyer.  “His background and professional experience have been a vital asset to the port and we look forward to enhancing an already excellent rapport with the tribal governments and members of the Akwesasne community.

Chief Purser is a graduate of SUNY Canton with a degree in Business Administration and is also a member of the Office of Field Operations National Honor Guard Pipes and Drums Band.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017