NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. - The U.S. Border Patrol announced a new Citizens Academy for Niagara Falls area residents, starting August 31. The academy program provides local residents the opportunity to learn more about the U.S. Border Patrol and its role in the community.
The Border Patrol Citizens Academy is open to people 18-years and older, including college students, business professionals, and persons who want to pursue a career in law enforcement. Participants will learn Border Patrol’s history and mission, operational aspects, use of force principles, as well as immigration and criminal law.
The academy will be held at the Niagara Falls Border Patrol Station on Wednesday nights from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm for six consecutive weeks. The last session finishes with a final ceremony and presentation of graduation certificates on October 5th.
Admission to the academy is free. Participants will be admitted on a first-come, first-served basis.
“Our Citizen’s Academy is a great way for people to get an inside-look at what Border Patrol does in the Buffalo-Niagara region,” said Border Patrol Agent Corey Jones. “We invite all eligible area residents to join us.”
More information: call: (716) 285-6444 , or email NIBOUTREACH@CBP.DHS.GOV.
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.