The mission of the United States Customs and Border Protection Office of Air and Marine
(CBP A&M), the world’s largest aviation and maritime law enforcement organization, is to protect the American people and Nation’s critical infrastructure through the coordinated use of integrated air and marine forces to detect, interdict and prevent acts of terrorism and the unlawful movement of people, illegal drugs and other contraband toward or across the borders of the United States.
This specialized law enforcement capability allows CBP A&M to make significant contributions to the homeland security efforts of DHS, as well as to those of Federal, State, local, and tribal agencies. To accomplish this mission, CBP A&M utilizes over 900 Federal Agents, operating from 75 air and marine locations, with more than 285 aircraft of 22 different types, and more than 200 maritime vessels. , it is one of four major offices operating under U.S. Customs and Border Protection
On October 1, 2005, CBP integrated its aviation assets, programs and personnel into one organization to more effectively accomplish its aviation missions. With over 500 pilots and 250 aircraft, CBP Air and Marine is the largest law enforcement air force in the world.
On January 17, 2006, CBP consolidated all marine assets, program and personnel and placed them under the newly titled Office of CBP Air and Marine, with responsibility... Read More