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CBP Overview

CBP is made up of three frontline components:
- U.S. Border Patrol (Green Uniforms)
- Office of Field Operations (Blue Uniforms)
- Air and Marine Operations (Tan Uniforms)

Additionally, the three uniformed components are supported by a team of mission and operations support specialists. Wherever your expertise lies, CBP likely has a job for you. Learn more at

Become a Border Patrol Agent

As a Border Patrol Agent, you are focused 24/7 on securing our international land border and coastal waters. You're playing a crucial role in safeguarding the American people from terrorism, drug smuggling, and illegal entry of undocumented aliens.

Border Patrol Agents use a variety of technology and tools to carry out their mission. Border Patrol Agents also specialize in various programs, such as tactical units, the Honor Guard, and Peer Support Program.

Become a CBP Officer

CBP officers have exciting careers enforcing laws that protect the United States. CBP’s primary mission is preventing terrorism.

As a CBP officer, you will secure the border and prevent drug smuggling while enforcing immigration laws, protecting agriculture, and ensuring trade compliance.

Join Air and Marine Operations

Air and Marine Operations (AMO)'s cadre of approximately 1,800 air and marine interdiction agents, aviation enforcement agents, and mission support personnel conduct their mission in the air and maritime environments at and beyond the border, and within the nation's interior. AMO agents operate 240 aircraft and 300 marine vessels to interdict unlawful people and cargo approaching U.S. borders; investigate criminal networks; and provide domain awareness in the air and maritime environments.



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About Customs and Border Protection

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 – more... 

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