Criminal Justice News

Tuesday, July 03, 2012

U.S. Border Patrol to Host First Law Enforcement Explorer Program in Maine


Houlton, Maine — The Customs and Border Protection U.S. Border Patrol, Fort Fairfield Station, has established a CBP Law Enforcement Explorer Program in Maine where agents will mentor and prepare young adults for future careers in leadership and law enforcement. U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents between the ages of 14 and 21, who are currently enrolled in either high school or college, should act now as there are a limited number of vacancies in the program.

The Law Enforcement Explorer Program is a Boy Scouts of America Learning for Life program in partnership with professional organizations to prepare young adults for certain professions, such as careers in law enforcement.

The hands-on program promotes self-confidence, responsibility, leadership and citizenship qualities to participants by modeling positive relationships between law enforcement and communities. Leading by example, CBP border patrol agents will assist law enforcement explorers in performing a wide variety of activities and community service projects throughout Maine.

Individuals interested in exploring a law enforcement career, promoting character development and acquiring skills in such areas as management, supervision, instruction, public speaking and community relations, are encouraged to contact Supervisory Border Patrol Agent John Krause at (207) 472-5041 or the Houlton Sector Public Affairs Office at (207) 532-6521 before July 13.

For more information on the CBP Law Enforcement Explorer Program, please visit the CBP web site.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control and protection of our nation's borders at and between official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.

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