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Rochester Border Patrol Citizen's Academy Plans to Start Classes on June 19, 2018

Release Date: 
May 21, 2018

ROCHESTER, N.Y. -   The U.S. Border Patrol announced today that their Citizen’s Academy will, once again, be offered to local residents.  Building on the success of previous academies, the Academy will provide local residents the opportunity to learn more about the Border Patrol and its role in the community.

Academy participants watch a K9 demonstration on the detection of illegal narcotics
K9 demonstration on the detection of
illegal narcotics

The Academy is open to anyone 18-years of age and older, including college students, business professionals, and persons from all walks of life.  The Academy will meet beginning at 6:00 p.m. each Tuesday, for six consecutive weeks.  Each session will last from one to two hours.  Academy attendees learn about Border Patrol history, mission, and operational aspects as well as immigration and criminal law, and rules regarding use of force.   

The Citizen’s Academy will be held at the Rochester Border Patrol Station on Pattonwood Drive.  The Academy ends with a ceremony and awarding of graduation certificates.  Admission to the academy is free and participants will be selected on a first-come, first-served basis.
 
The deadline for applications will be June 5, 2018.  Those interested in attending are encouraged to call the Rochester Border Patrol Station and speak with Supervisory Border Patrol Agent Michael Werthman.
 
U.S. Border Patrol Citizen’s Academy
Rochester Border Patrol
171 Pattonwood Drive 
Rochester, New York 14617
Office: (585) 266-2802
Fax: (585) 266-5772

Last modified: 
May 22, 2018