Becoming a Border Patrol Agent

Becoming a Border Patrol Agent

by LearningExpress Editors
     
 

Whether you are interested in working in the land, air, or marine border patrol, Becoming a Border Patrol Agent gives a full overview of the challenging and exciting career and what it takes to succeed in this growing field. Terrorists, weapons, narcotics, agricultural pests, smuggled goods, human trafficking-border patrol agents protect more than 80,000 miles of U

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Whether you are interested in working in the land, air, or marine border patrol, Becoming a Border Patrol Agent gives a full overview of the challenging and exciting career and what it takes to succeed in this growing field. Terrorists, weapons, narcotics, agricultural pests, smuggled goods, human trafficking-border patrol agents protect more than 80,000 miles of U.S. boundaries on land, air, and water from contraband and dangerous visitors. In just one year, the border patrol has stopped more than one million people from illegally entering the United States and has seized more than 13,000 pounds of narcotics. As part of the Department of Homeland Security, border patrol has grown immensely in the past seven years and is only expected to expand. Straight from insiders in the field, Becoming a Border Patrol Agent offers you a comprehensive and accessible overview, including: The primary duties of the U.S. Border Patrol and day-to-day working conditions Educational and work experience requirements Guidance on the application process, background investigation, medical exam, in-person interview, and physical testing The emotional aptitudes needed by border patrol agents, such as the ability to work under pressure, make decisions, and take control of a situation What is required to get the proper security clearance (a minimum of GL-5) Test preparation in reasoning, language, and other skills for admissions and probationary exams given at six and ten months of training How to succeed in the two-year internship required by all candidates in the training program Becoming a Border Patrol Agent also includes an extensive listing of fully accredited degree programs in criminal justice and homeland security (many with online and accelerated degree options), a comprehensive list of professional organizations, and a directory of other useful online and print resources.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781576856819
Publisher:
Learningexpress, Llc
Publication date:
04/16/2009
Pages:
196
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.80(h) x 0.50(d)

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