YUMA, Ariz. – Yuma Sector Border Patrol, San Luis Port of Entry, and Office of Air and Marine are hosting an integrated U.S. Customs and Border Protection Citizen’s Academy.
This program is designed to provide Yuma County business, civic, religious and community leaders, and residents an inside look into how CBP secures the border at and between the ports of entries in southwestern Arizona. Participants will become familiar with CBP’s mission and each component’s distinctive roles and responsibilities to secure America’s borders. Participants will tour the border and have an opportunity to volunteer in interactive demonstrations, such as tracking, search and rescue, self-defense, firearms tactics, and inspections for prohibited agricultural items.
The class will meet every Tuesday for five weeks. Applications are available at Yuma Sector Border Patrol Headquarters, 4035 S. Avenue A, Yuma, AZ, and the San Luis Port of Entry, Highway 95 & International Border, San Luis, AZ. Participants are urged to sign up early due to limited space. Applications will be accepted until September 25. A limited background check is required.
|Participants:||Yuma Sector Border Patrol, San Luis Port of Entry and Office of Air and Marine Yuma Branch|
|Date:||October 6, 2015 to November 3, 2015|
|Time:||5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.|
|Location:||Yuma Sector Border Patrol Headquarters|
4035 S. Avenue A, Yuma AZ 85365
|Point of Contact:||Yuma Sector Border Community Liaison Office, (928) 341-6329|
CBP Officer Johnny Arviso, (928) 627-8816
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.