Border Patrol Agent

Can I bring my family to the Academy while I am in training? What about my car?

We respectfully discourage trainees from bringing family or automobiles to training. As stated above, Border Patrol training is rigorous. Your off duty hours will be consumed by study and other training-related activities, and the additional responsibilities of family life often prove to be too much for new trainees. The training facilities, in addition, only have living accommodation for trainees. This makes it costly to bring family members. Regarding your car, parking is at a premium at the Academy, and, since in most cases you must fly from your first duty station to training, it is very difficult to bring your car with you. We recommend that you rent a car on weekends if you would like to tour the area.

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