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Niagara Falls Border Patrol Citizens Academy Starting August 31

Release Date: 
August 17, 2016

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.

U.S. Border Patrol Citizens Academy joins canine team demonstration
Academy participants join canine team

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.

Last modified: 
February 3, 2021