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Rochester Border Patrol Starts New Citizens Academy June 19

Release Date: 
May 25, 2018

ROCHESTER, N.Y. - The U.S. Border Patrol’s Rochester Station invites local residents to join the Citizens Academy starting on June 19.  Border Patrol Citizens Academies are designed to provide participants an thorough and informed perspective about the Border Patrol. 

Residents at Border Patrol Citizens Academy
Canine team demonstration - one
of many activities planned for Border
Patrol Citizens Academy

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 at 6:00 p.m. each Tuesday, for six consecutive weeks, and each session will last from one to two hours.  Attendees learn about Border Patrol history, mission, and operational aspects including 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 are selected on a first-come, first-served basis.

The deadline for applications is June 5, 2018.  Any resident interested in attending should call Supervisory Border Patrol Agent Michael Werthman at (585) 266-2802 for more information.

Last modified: 
June 5, 2018