DETROIT- U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will hold a Citizen Academy beginning in mid-July in Detroit for community members interested in learning about the CBP mission. CBP is committed to fostering a positive relationship within the communities we live and serve, and outreach programs such as the Citizen Academy seek to promote cooperation, collaboration, and understanding with border residents.
Citizen Academy attendees will learn about each of CBP’s components: U.S. Border Patrol; Office of Field Operations; and Office of Air and Marine, and their crucial mission of securing our Nation’s borders. The academy will also cover legal and operational aspects, and will provide participants with hands-on exposure to the equipment used by CBP every day. The academy will consist of six sessions, and classes will take place at various offices of the three components over the course of the Academy.
The Citizen Academy will be open to anyone 21 years of age or older. This program is offered at no cost to participants and all class materials will be provided. Please note that a background check is required and applicants should be in good physical health. Class size is limited, and those not selected will be placed on a waiting list for future academy dates.
Applications are being accepted from those who are interested in attending the CBP Citizen Academy and are willing to commit to attending all of the sessions. Please contact Detroit Sector Headquarters at (586) 239-5059 or DTM-PIO@dhs.gov for more information.
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.