FORT FAIRFIELD, MAINE—The U.S. Border Patrol, Fort Fairfield Station, has established an Explorer Program in Maine where agents will mentor and prepare young adults interested in law enforcement. Due to limited vacancies, U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents between the ages of 14 and 20 who are currently enrolled in either high school or college should act now.
The Explorer Program is a Boy Scouts of America Learning for Life program in partnership with professional organizations to prepare young adults for fields in certain professions, such as a career in law enforcement.
The hands-on program promotes self-confidence, responsibility, leadership and citizenship qualities to participants by promoting positive relationships between law enforcement and the communities, and leading by example in performing a wide variety of activities and community service projects throughout Maine.
Individuals interested in exploring a law enforcement career, promoting character development and acquiring skills in such areas as management, supervision, instruction, public speaking and community relations, are encouraged to contact Supervisory Border Patrol Agent John Krause at (207) 472-5041 or the Houlton Sector Public Affairs Office at (207) 532-6521 before June 17.
For more information on the CBP Explorer Program, please visit the CBP web site.
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.