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Border Patrol taking applications for its next Citizens Academy class

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection Buffalo Station is accepting applications for its next Citizens Academy class. It will begin at 9 a.m. Aug. 25 in the Border Patrol Station offices, 600 Colvin Woods Parkway, Town of Tonawanda, and continue on Saturdays for six weeks.

The program provides an inside look at the Border Patrol’s history, mission and procedures, including defensive tactics, tracking and operations on the water. The Citizens Academy is designed to promote cooperation and understanding with people who live near international borders.

Classes are free and all materials will be provided. A background check is required and all applicants should be in good health. For information and applications, call 862-7000 and ask for the Citizens Academy.

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