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Border Security

Protecting our borders from the illegal movement of weapons, drugs, contraband, and people, while promoting lawful trade and travel, is essential to homeland security, economic prosperity, and national sovereignty.

  • DHS State and Local Law Enforcement Resource Catalog

    The DHS State and Local Law Enforcement Resource Catalog highlights DHS resources available to state, local, tribal, and territorial law enforcement. This document summarizes and provides links to training, publications, guidance, alerts, newsletters, programs, and services available to non-Federal law enforcement from across the Department. The Resource Catalog is not exhaustive and is maintained as a living document.

  • Final PEA for Low Energy X-Ray Inspection Systems at CBP Operational Areas

    In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection prepared this Final Programmatic Environmental Assessment to address the potential effects of establishing Low Energy X-Ray Inspection Systems at various U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) operational areas throughout the United States. The purpose of the Proposed Action is to non-intrusively inspect vehicles at CBP operational areas for the presence of contraband, including weapons of mass destruction, explosives, and illicit drugs.

  • Private Sector Resources Catalog

    The Private Sector Resources Catalog, originally released in May 2010, centralizes access to all DHS resources targeted for the private sector including small and large businesses, academia, trade associations, and other non-governmental organizations.

  • United States-Canada Joint Border Threat and Risk Assessment

    The United States-Canada Joint Border Threat and Risk Assessment will provide U.S. and Canadian policymakers, resource planners, and other law enforcement officials with a strategic overview of significant threats along the 5,525-mile/8,891-km international boundary between the United States and Canada.

  • Small Vessel Security Strategy Implementation Plan

    The Small Vessel Security Strategy Implementation Plan is designed to manage risks associated with the potential exploitation of small vessels by terrorists in America’s maritime­ - its ports, shores and waterways.

  • Supporting Documentation (Former U.S. Customs Service) for the Categorical Exclusions Detailed Administrative Record

    Environmental Assessments and Findings of No Significant Impact from the former U.S. Customs Service for the proposed categorical exclusions contained in the draft Management Directive 5100.1, Environmental Planning Program.