U.S. Senators John Boozman (R-AR) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) were briefed today by Customs and Border Protection (CBP) leadership on a number of critical training programs that ensure agents can safely and professionally perform their border security mission during a tour of CBP’s Advanced Training Center (ATC) at Harpers Ferry, West Virginia.
Pictured (L-R): Senator Shelley Moore Capito; Clark Messer, Director of the CBP’s ATC; Senator John Boozman; & Chris Hall, Assistant Commissioner, CBP’s Office of Training and Development at the CBP’s ATC in Harpers Ferry.
“I share the President’s commitment to securing our borders and highly trained professional law enforcement are the key to accomplishing that goal. The information gathered from the visit and briefing at the Harpers Ferry campus will be of vital importance as we work to draft an appropriations bill that meets the needs of the men and women who put their lives on the line to protect our borders,” Senator Boozman, Chairman of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security, said.
“It was inspiring to see the level of dedication and training the men and women of Customs and Border Protection go through to enforce our laws. From classroom training to real life scenarios, they are working diligently to perform their jobs at the highest level. I’m especially proud this facility exists in West Virginia and of the hundreds who work there,” Senator Capito said.
Sens. Boozman & Capito observe a training drill at Customs and Border Protection’s Advanced Training Center at Harpers Ferry, WV.
The Harpers Ferry ATC is one of six training sites managed by the CBP’s Office of Training and Development (OTD). It is designed to train and educate agency personnel to meet emerging homeland security challenges at our nation’s borders and beyond.