Customs and Border Protection announces Citizen's Academy

Customs and Border Protection announces Citizen's Academy

CREATED Jan. 16, 2013

Web Producer: Mo Olivas

BISBEE, Ariz. (KGUN9) -- U.S. Customs and Border Protection will be hosting a seven-week long program in Bisbee for citizens to learn about daily CBP operations first-hand.

The program, called the CBP Citizen's Academy, will be run by Border Patrol agents Brian A. Terry and Douglas Stations from the Tucson Sector as well as other CBP officers from the Douglas and Naco ports of entry.

The academy will begin on Jan. 30 and run until March 13. Participants will meet from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. each Wednesday, according to a press release from the CBP.

Members will learn each CBP component's roles and responsibilities as well as daily functions of securing the border at and between ports of entry in Arizona. They will be able to participate in demonstrations for defense tactics, trafficking and inspection for prohibited items.

The program is free and all materials will be provided. All applicants are required to go through a background check and must be in good physical health.

For more information on how to apply, contact the Tucson Sector Public Affairs Office at (520) 748-3210.