Customs and Border Protection Officer
CBP is a premier law enforcement agency that safeguards America’s borders. Every day, CBP protects the public from dangerous people and materials attempting to cross the border, while enhancing the Nation’s global economic competitiveness by enabling legitimate trade and travel at ports of entry. On a typical day, CBP makes 900+ apprehensions and seizes 9,000+ pounds of illegal drugs.
CBP Officers Responsible for border security, including anti-terrorism, immigration, anti-smuggling, trade compliance, and agriculture protection at U.S. ports of entry.
CBP Officers work in a fast-paced environment at 328 ports of entry throughout the United States. They are responsible for border security, including counterterrorism, customs, immigration, trade, and agriculture.
Typical assignments include:
· Detecting and preventing terrorists and terrorist weapons from entering the United States
· Enforcing customs, immigration, and agricultural laws and regulations at U.S. ports of entry and preclearance locations worldwide
· Preventing the illegal trafficking of people, narcotics, and contraband into the United States
· Performing inspection, intelligence analysis, examination, and law enforcement activities including apprehension, detention and arrest relative to arrival and departure of persons, conveyances and merchandise at ports of entry
· Conducting developmental level officer duties to protect the U.S. homeland, enforce federal laws, and efficiently facilitate legitimate trade and travel
· Developing, planning, and participating in tactical operations
· Interacting with carriers, other agencies and foreign entities to exchange information and provide guidance on admissibility/compliance
Being a CBP Officer opens up many opportunities as your career advances. In your career, you may have the opportunity to do the following:
· Work internationally
· Conduct K-9 Inspection: Dogs are used to detect drugs, weapons, cash, and explosives
· Join the Special Response Team, the tactical and special response arm of the Office of Field Operations
· Join the Anti-Terrorism Contraband Enforcement Team (A-TCET), a specialized unit of the Office of Field Operations to seize drugs, weapons, currency, and illicit contraband
Please contact a CBP National Recruiter to get your resume reviewed and a Starter Packet to apply.