U.S. Border Patrol Media Day
WHAT: U.S. Border Patrol will host four media academy events across Maine.
WHO: Local media will receive instruction on Border Patrol’s history, mission, operations and participate in hands-on scenarios.
WHEN: Jan. 27, Feb. 5, March 2, and March 16. Academies are expected to begin at 8:00 a.m. with the exception of the Rangeley Academy which will begin at 10:00 a.m. to allow additional travel time to the station. All academies are expected to run between five and six hours.
**Media representatives are asked to RSVP and indicate Station location before Jan. 20, 2016**
WHERE: The four media academy events will occur at local U.S. Border Patrol Stations across Maine.
|January 27, 2016
67 Park Road
|March 2, 2016
581 North Street
|February 5, 2016
224 Stratton Road
Dallas Plantation, Maine
|March 16, 2016
Van Buren Station
9 Main Street
Van Buren, Maine
WHY: As part of the current recruitment efforts in Maine, the media day events will promote dialogue between Border Patrol and the media and in turn to the public. When media has a better understanding of the Border Patrol mission, current strategy and familiarization of various programs that make up the organization, the media translates this into more detailed and well-rounded stories for the public. The events will also build better relationships with the media and allow for b-roll and photography for possible future U.S. Border Patrol stories.
We expect the academies to be an enjoyable and interactive learning experience. Attendees should wear comfortable clothing appropriate for indoor academy scenarios and should bring appropriate cold weather clothing for outdoor academy scenarios.
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.