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Spotlights from the previous administrations are available in the Archive section of our website.

    • The candles of thousands of attendees lit up the National Mall in Washington for the 34th Annual Candlelight Vigil on May 13, one of the most moving ceremonies for fallen law enforcement officers during National Police Week. The vigil paid tribute to the 619 officers killed in the line of duty across the nation whose names were added to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial. The names of 32 law enforcement officers were from U.S. Customs and Border Protection; the agency lost an additional five non-law enforcement members in 2021.

      “They are individuals who made the ultimate…

    • Blue Mass image showing the attendees and color guard in St. Patrick Church on May 3.CBP Commissioner Chris Magnus, second pew center, and other law enforcement leaders watch as a joint federal and National Capital Region Color Guard present the colors at the 28th Blue Mass at St. Patrick Church in Washington, D.C., on May 3. CBP…
    • “It's OK to say you don't know because you're not supposed to know everything. But you must be helpful, “said U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Mission Support Specialist Anna Cruz.

      CBP Mission Support Specialist Anna CruzMission Support Specialist Anna Cruz

      Cruz is responsible for providing support, guidance, and expertise for the Office of Professional Responsibility (…

    • CBP Commissioner Chris Magnus has first public meeting with COACCBP Commissioner Chris Magnus delivers his
      opening remarks at the March 31 COAC meeting
      held in Washington, D.C. From left, Treasury
      Deputy Assistant Secretary Timothy Skud, CBP
      Commissioner Chris Magnus, CBP Acting
      Executive Director Office of Trade Relations
      Valarie Neuhart, and CBP Executive Assistant
      Commissioner of Field Operations Pete Flores.
      Photo by Glenn Fawcett

      A spirit of…

    • The seeds that blossomed into U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Special Agent David Chin’s decade-long career in law enforcement were planted long before he ever joined the agency. “I really have always wanted to go into law enforcement,” said Chin, who has been with the CBP Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR) Investigative Operations Directorate (IOD) for just over a year.

      But while Chin’s passion for law enforcement has deep roots, it is CBP’s emphasis on nurturing interests outside of work that he likes best. “I’m happy to be with CBP,” Chin said. “It’s very family…

    • Super Performance | Spotlights
      A counterfeit Super Bowl trophy intercepted for intellectual property rights violations.A counterfeit Super Bowl trophy was intercepted for intellectual property rights violations before Super Bowl LVI. The real Super Bowl trophy is
      one of the last things CBP scanned before the big game. Photo by Mani Albrecht  


      It was an exciting matchup watched ‘round the world, as the Los Angeles Rams and Cincinnati Bengals and battled to an exciting 23-20 finish, in favor of the…

    • From social distancing to antigen to PPE, the pandemic has changed our everyday vocabulary. Add to the list another new household term: global supply chain.

      Whether it’s gloves stitched in Malaysia or tomatoes grown in Mexico, each year trillions of dollars of consumer products rely on the global supply chain - the worldwide system through which businesses produce and distribute goods and services — and which comprises hundreds of millions of workers who continue to be affected by the pandemic. But this global supply chain, along with the multitude of problems that may beset it and…

    • The path to becoming a U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) attaché is rarely conventional. As CBP Attaché Paul Posner put it, “Being an attaché requires a specific combination of knowledge, skills, and abilities.” However, each attaché has a unique journey to success.

      Posner is the Regional Attaché for the Rome, Italy, Area of Responsibility. He serves as the senior diplomatic representative in the region and is responsible for promoting CBP programs, capabilities, and priorities in 11 countries in Southern Europe. Now, in his third year in the position, Posner would like…