Yuma Arizona to Offer a Border Patrol Citizens Academy

US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is a consolidated border agency within the Department of Homeland Security responsible for the management, control and security of our nation’s borders and authorized ports of entry. The CPB is held accountable for monitoring terrorists and keeping weapons and illegal items out of U.S. territory, while firmly enforcing US law.

On February 11th, 2015, the US Border Patrol’s Yuma Sector, in collaboration with the San Luis Port and the Air and Marine Office, are delighted to organize a Citizen’s Academy for the US Customs and Border Protection.

As part of the agenda local residents and leaders in the community will be privileged to provide security within the border, and inside ports found in the Southern Portion of Arizona. Additionally, those attending the program will become familiarized with the mission of Customs and Border Protection and take part in demonstrations of tactics, defensive strategies, as well as tracking and confiscating forbidden items. Furthermore, entrants will be given a tour of the border and discover the elements that play a role in the mission to safeguard America’s borders.

The program will last five weeks, meetings will be held on Wednesday nights. One of the requirements of the Academy is that attendees are in top physical health, as a border patrol career demands a tremendous amount of physical activity. As part of training, candidates will need to walk long distances on rocky landscapes, similar to what they will experience on the job. An unrestricted background check will be required of all enrolees.

Those interested in applying for this border patrol opportunity can find applications at the Yuma Admin Center, located at 4035 South Ave A and the San Luis Port. There are limited spaces, 20 candidates only. It is encouraged to apply as early as possible. For additional information contact the Yuma Community Office at 928-341-6559 or Supervising Chief Acuna 928-627-8854.