U.S. Customs and Border Protection
CBP, one of the Department of Homeland Security's largest and most complex components, was created from the blending of the United States Customs Service, the Immigration and Naturalization Service, United States Border Patrol and the Agriculture Quarantine Inspection section of the United States Department of Agriculture in order to produce a unified border agency. CBP enforces the laws and regulations of the United States in order to accomplish its priority mission of securing the nation's borders from terrorists and terrorist weapons while at the same time facilitating the flow of legitimate trade and travel. In addition, CBP has the responsibility to protect America's food supply and agricultural industry.
In 2003 the CBP Office of Training and Development (OTD) focused its training efforts, based on operational needs, on the newly created Field Operations Academy (FOA) in Glynco, Georgia. Through OTD's various law enforcement training programs, CBP prepares its employees to fulfill the agency's vital missions as well as provides opportunities for the professional growth and career development of its employees.
The CBP Field Operations Academy has been an accredited academy under Federal Law Enforcement Training Accreditation (FLETA) since 2008 and successfully attained reaccreditation status in 2011. In addition to the Academy, currently four FOA programs are accredited with FLETA as well, Air and Marine Basic Training Program (AMBTP), Basic Entry Specialist Training Program (BEST), Customs and Border Protection Agriculture Specialist (CBPAS), and Customs and Border Protection Officer Basic Training (CBPOBT).
CBP Field Operations Academy, Bldg. 69, FLETC, GLYNCO, GA 31524, (912) 554-4995.
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