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Welcome to the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol Training Center! This site has everything you need to help you begin your career as a Border Patrol Officer including Federal screening prerequisites, specific training requirements for the Border Patrol, and step-by-step information on the complete hiring process for your Border Patrol job!
Congratulations on your decision to start your career as a United States Border Patrol Officer! Border Patrol provides the first line of defense to illegal migration into the United States. The Border Patrol is one of the agencies that make up the Office of Homeland Security, and is made up of a larger agency called Customs and Border Protection (CBP).
You are launching into a career that is in high demand, especially with the Federal Government looking to pass legislation that effects immigration policy and border security, so your chances of getting a job and joining our Border Patrol agency are better than ever!
The U.S. Border Patrol has offices in 20 States (including Puerto Rico). While the training requirements are consistent across the Border Patrol, each location has a different mission depending on the border that it shares, and in some cases, ports of landing are included among major waterways. Click on one of the highlighted States below to read the training requirements so that you can quickly get started with your Border Patrol career.
An Overview of the Border Patrol
From only a few agents patrolling the borders of the United States in 1924, the Customs and Border Protection, an agency of the Department of Homeland Security, has grown into a workforce of 20,000 strong men and women dedicated to ensuring that no terrorists and/or their weapons can enter the country. Originally, the work of The Border Patrol involves patrolling close to 6,000 miles of Mexican and Canadian international borders and more than 2,000 miles of coastal waters surrounding the Florida Peninsula and the island of Puerto Rico. Still, their mission of detecting the entry of illegal aliens into the United States while facilitating the flow of legal migration and goods remain the core of their work.
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