Us Customs and Border Protection

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U.S. Customs and Border Protection

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U.S. Customs and Border Protection

Common name
U.S. Customs and Border Protection

Abbreviation
CBP
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Agency overview

Formed
March 1, 2003

Preceding agencies
Some functions of the United States Department of Agriculture
Immigration inspectors and the United States Border Patrol
Functions of the United States Customs Service

Employees
62,450+ (2016)

Annual budget
$13.56 billion (2016)
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These employees serve in positions such as import specialist, auditor, international trade specialist, and textile analyst.
The primary goal of the CBP Canine Program is terrorist detection and apprehension. The CBP Canine Program is critical to the mission of the Department of Homeland Security: "To Protect the Homeland." The program conducts the largest number of working dogs of any U.S. federal law enforcement agency. K-9 teams are assigned to 73 commercial ports and 74 Border Patrol stations throughout the nation.[4][5]

There are 327 officially designated ports of entry and an additional 14 pre-clearance locations[6] in Canada, Ireland and the Caribbean. CBP is also in charge of the Container Security Initiative, which identifies and inspects foreign cargo in its mother country before it is to be imported into the United States.

Major offices operating under CBP[edit]
The Air and Marine Operations (AMO); headed by Assistant Commissioner Randolph D. Alles.
The Office of Border Patrol (OBP); headed by Chief Michael J. Fisher.
The Office of Field Operations (OFO); headed by Assistant Commissioner Todd C. Owen.
The Office of Administration (OA); headed by Assistant Commissioner Eugene H. Schied.
The Office of Congressional Affairs (OCA); headed by Assistant Commissioner Michael J. Yeager.
The Office of Information and Technology (OIT); headed by Assistant Commissioner Charles R. Armstrong.
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