Wednesday, January 18th, 2017

CBP on Language Assistance to Other Law Enforcement Agencies

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"U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) offices across the Nation work together with Federal, state, local and tribal law enforcement partners to achieve a unity of purpose and maximize operational integration, along with providing for the safety of the public and our law enforcement partners. These partnerships exist by sharing resources needed to address threats or emergencies.

Law enforcement agencies routinely request CBP assistance with enforcement activities for various reasons, such as officer safety. CBP is committed to promoting targeted and risk-based operations, and CBP will continue to assist other law enforcement organizations when practicable, as we have done historically.

If a Federal, state, or local law enforcement organization, other than another Department of Homeland Security (DHS) component, requests CBP assistance based solely on a need for language translation, absent any other circumstances, those