U.S. CUSTOMS & BORDER PATROL OFFSITE VISIT ON MAY 21

 

 


OFFSITE MEETING – U.S. CUSTOMS/BORDER PATROL

May 21, 2013

 

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Rotary enjoyed an interesting and informative tour the new $15 million U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) facility located on the southwest corner of Highway 95 at 3-mile. The campus opened in February 2013.

The Bonners Ferry Border Patrol Station is located within the Spokane Sector of the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Unit of the United States Department of Homeland Security. 

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Border Patrol agents in the Bonners Ferry Station patrol from Priest River to the Yaak Mountains of western Montana.  The facility is much like three other Spokane Sector stations on the northern border and has the capability of employing 50-75 employees.  Currently out of the seven stations, including Bonners Ferry, the U.S. Border Patrol, Spokane Sector, employs 300 people.  

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The campus is in constant lock down with cameras, lighting, fencing, an enclosed parking structure, a holding and interrogation cell, a garage and storage facility for border patrol vehicles, a horse barn and multi-purpose training facility for horse patrol, exercise equipment room,  and K9 related activities as part of the complex. 

Continuing the U.S. Border Patrol’s proud tradition of utilizing mounted units to protect the borders, these horses patrol a stretch along the border of the most rugged and remote terrain in all of North America.  These are wild horses that have been broken by prisoners in Colorado for various stations including Bonners Ferry.

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