GRAND ISLAND, N.Y.—Border Patrol agents from the Buffalo sector's Erie station in Fairview, Pa. will conduct a citizen's academy beginning February 28. This program is designed to provide members of the community an opportunity to learn more about the U.S. Border Patrol and its role in the community.
The academy is open to all U.S. citizens 18 years of age and older and will meet on Thursday evenings from 5:30-7:30 p.m. for six consecutive weeks. Students will learn about the Border Patrol's history, mission, legal authority, operations and partnerships. Attendees receive approximately 12 hours of instruction, including tours and hands-on training from Border Patrol agents.
The academy will be held at the Erie Border Patrol Station in Fairview, Pa. The academy will culminate with a graduation ceremony and the awarding of graduation certificates. Admission to the academy is free and participants will be selected on a first-come, first-serve basis.
The deadline for applications is February 15. Those interested in attending are encouraged to request an application. For an application or more information please call Agent Robert Signorino at (814) 474-4700.
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.