The Atlantic Coast borders Georgia to the east, thereby creating a need for the presence of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP).
Georgia is part of the massive CBP Miami Sector, which also includes 1,203 miles of coastal border along Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, and North Carolina, although its Official Area of Responsibility includes the states of South Carolina, North Carolina, and Florida (with the exception of the western panhandle).
Border patrol jobs and U.S. Customs careers in the Miami Sector were responsible for 4,401 apprehensions and the seizure of nearly 2,900 pounds of marijuana and 564 pounds of cocaine.
Border Patrol Careers in Georgia
Given the extensive coastline of the Miami Sector, the following CBP jobs are likely present there:
Air and Marine Interdiction Agents: Air and Marine Interdiction Agents provide critical air and marine law enforcement, investigation, and surveillance support to coastal areas. Their efforts include counter-terrorism, money laundering, and weapons smuggling. This role has strict training requirements that must be met.
CBP Officers: CBP officers have full law enforcement powers to deal with such issues as drug smuggling, money laundering, and weapons trafficking.
Border Patrol Agents: prevent the unlawful entry of terrorists, terrorist weapons, and illegal aliens into the United States. They are trained to detect, deter and apprehend individuals who break immigration laws.
Agricultural Specialists: Agricultural specialists inspect flowers, fruit, vegetables, and herbs entering the country to ensure harmful pests or biological agents do not cross our borders and harm our agriculture, natural resources, and economy.
Georgia’s Ports of Entry
The following ports are overseen and protected by CBP jobs:
- Savannah Service Port
- Atlanta Service Port
- Brunswick Port of Entry
Service ports are where the CBP handles cargo processing efforts, including inspections, entry, collections, and verification, while a Port of Entry is where CBP officers accept merchandise, collect duties, and enforce all customs and navigation laws.