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U.S. Customs and Border Protection

Common name
U.S. Customs and Border Protection

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Agency overview

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

62,450+ (2016)

Annual budget
$13.56 billion (2016)

Legal personality
Governmental: Government agency

Jurisdictional structure

Federal agency

General nature
Federal law enforcement
Civilian agency

Operational structure

Ronald Reagan Building
Washington, D.C.

Federal Law Enforcement Sworn Officers

Agency executives
R. Gil Kerlikowske, Commissioner
Kevin K. McAleenan, Deputy Commissioner

Parent agency
U.S. Department of Homeland Security


Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is the largest federal law enforcement agency of the United States Department of Homeland Security charged with regulating and facilitating international trade, collecting import duties, and enforcing U.S. regulations, including trade, customs, and immigration. CBP is the largest law enforcement agency in the United States.[1][2] It has a workforce of more than 45,600 sworn federal agents and officers. It has its headquarters in Washington, D.C.[3]

While its primary mission is preventing terrorists and terrorist weapons from entering the United States, CBP is also responsible for apprehending individuals attempting…...

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