The United States Border Patrol’s Yuma Sector, Port of San Luis and Office of Air and Marine will host an integrated U.S. Customs and Border Protection Citizens Academy beginning February 26th. The program is designed to provide local residents and community leaders an inside look into securing the border – at and between the ports – in southwestern Arizona. Throughout the course, attendees will become familiar with CBP’s mission and participate in interactive demonstrations such as defensive tactics, tracking and inspections for prohibited agricultural items. Participants will also receive a border tour and learn about each component’s distinct roles and responsibilities, as well as their integrated mission to secure America’s borders. Classes will meet every Wednesday evening for five weeks. Applications are available at the Yuma Sector Headquarters on South Avenue A, as well as at the Port of San Luis.