PEMBINA, N.D.—The Area Port of Pembina sponsored "Bring Your Child to Work Day" on Friday May 3 at the Port of Pembina, N.D. Sixteen boys and girls, ages 10-11, representing 5th grade at the North Border School district, accompanied by their teacher attended the event.
Supervisory CBP Officer Michael Rude welcomed the students and informed them that they would be provided information about Customs and Border Protection and given some hands on demonstrations by CBP officers at the Pembina port of entry.
CBP firearms training officers talked about the different firearms CBP officers are trained to use in the course of their duties. The students were allowed to handle all three different firearms which had been rendered safe by the firearms instructors. The session ended with the students firing training firearms that emit a lazar at special targets.
The Students also received a tour of the Pembina port of entry, which included a demonstration of CBP's non-intrusive technology and a practical exercise where the students were given an opportunity to search a vehicle loaded with mock contraband. The day ended with a demonstration by CBP's narcotics detector dog.
Supervisory CBP Officer Michael Rude thanked everyone for attending the event and presented all the students with a small gift package for the ride home on the school bus.
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.