PEMBINA, N.D. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection employees celebrated “Bring Your Child to Work Day” with 56 area children on April 27 in Pembina.
“The event provided an opportunity for local children to get a better understanding of what CBP does each day,” said Area Port Director Jason Schmelz. “Hopefully events like these will educate and maybe even spark an interest in these young people to explore careers within CBP.”
Demonstrations were given at both the Pembina Port of Entry and the Pembina Border Patrol Station by U.S. Fish and Wildlife, U.S. Border Patrol, CBP Field Operations, and CBP Agriculture.
At the Pembina Port of Entry students enjoyed a demonstration by CBP K-9 “Grey” and his handler, the chance to sit in a CBP Air and Marine helicopter, a tour the Pembina Port of Entry, a presentation by U.S. Fish and Wildlife, and a presentation about a CBP Agriculture Specialist’s job.
At the Pembina Border Patrol Station students enjoyed a presentation on night vision goggles, the opportunity to climb on Border Patrol’s ATV equipment, and the opportunity to participate in a shooting simulator.
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.