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U.S. Customs and Border Protection Announces Yuma Area Citizens Academy

Release Date: 
January 9, 2015

YUMA, Ariz. – The U.S. Border Patrol’s Yuma Sector, Port of San Luis and Office of Air and Marine will host an integrated U.S. Customs and Border Protection Citizens Academy beginning Feb. 11, 2015.

The program is designed to provide local residents and community leaders an inside look into securing the border – at and between the ports – in southwestern Arizona.  Throughout the course, attendees will become familiar with CBP’s mission and participate in interactive demonstrations such as defensive tactics, tracking and inspections for prohibited items. Participants will also receive a border tour and learn about each component’s distinct roles and responsibilities, as well as their integrated mission to secure America’s borders. 

Class will meet every Wednesday evening for five weeks. The Citizens Academy is a physically demanding experience. Participants must be in good physical condition and be able to walk extended distances on unstable terrain. A limited background check is required.

Applications are available at the Yuma Sector Headquarters, 4035 South Avenue A, as well as at the Port of San Luis. The class will be limited to 20 participants, so please sign up early.

For more information, contact the Yuma Sector Border Community Liaison Office at (928) 341-6559, or Supervisory Chief Acuna at (928) 627-8854. Applications will be accepted through Jan. 26, 2015.

Event: Citizens Academy
Date: Every Wednesday from Feb. 11 to March 11, 2015
Time: 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Location: U.S. Border Patrol, Yuma Sector Headquarters, 4035 S. Avenue A, Yuma, Arizona, 85365
Last modified: 
February 9, 2017