WASHINGTON – U.S. Customs and Border Protection is participating in the U.S. Secret Service-led security operations in preparation and support of the 59th Presidential Inauguration.
CBP routinely contributes its unique capabilities during National Special Security Events (NSSEs), manmade and natural disasters, and other large spectator or high threat events.
One such capability is CBP’s Air and Marine Operations’ aircraft-based, downlink video streaming. This capability provides leadership on the ground a real time common operating picture of conditions within a security zone. Downlink also provides a real time damage assessment of impact areas that assist states in prioritizing response areas during disasters.
Another unique CBP capability is CBP’s Office of Field Operations’ mobile non-intrusive inspection technology. CBP can quickly scan vehicles and packages to identify potential threats before those threats can enter a security zone.
CBP is also contributing Air and Marine aircraft and smallboat crews to augment airspace and maritime security operations, as well as contributing Border Patrol agents and Field Operations officers to supplement U.S. Secret Service and U.S. Capitol Police security details.
CBP's border security mission is led at ports of entry by CBP officers from the Office of Field Operations, along U.S. borders by agents from the United States Border Patrol, and from the air and sea by agents from Air and Marine Operations. Learn more about CBP’s border security mission.
CBP’s top priority is to keep terrorists and their weapons from entering the U.S. while welcoming all legitimate travelers and commerce. CBP officers and agents enforce all applicable U.S. laws, including against illegal immigration, narcotics smuggling and illegal importation.
Learn more about CBP at www.CBP.gov.
View CBP’s videos and still photos on DVIDS at https://www.dvidshub.net/unit/USCBP
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 official ports of entry. CBP is charged with securing the borders of the United States while enforcing hundreds of laws and facilitating lawful trade and travel.