Border Patrol Agent

A Customs and Border Patrol Agent is responsible for protecting the boundaries of our nation. They must perform routine security checks on persons, vehicles, and shipment entering the country. Because of their dedication to the job they help diminish the risk terrorist attacks and illegal contraband from harming U.S. citizens.

Training to become a border patrol agent is more extensive due to the rigorousness of the job. One must submit an online application with U.S. Customs and Border Patrol. After meeting these qualifications you must pass a written U.S. Border Patrol Test. Next, you must pass a drug test, physical exam, and background check before meeting for a structured oral interview with three border patrol agents. Although an associate's or bachelor's in criminal justice isn't required, those who do possess a college degree stand a better chance of being hired.

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