The mission of U.S. Customs and Border Protection requires attracting men and women of good character, physical fitness and self-discipline. Serving your country in the Border Patrol means working in a fast paced law enforcement environment. Facing threats to America at our border frontiers puts Border Patrol agents on the front line in the war on terror. Not everyone can do this job. Despite the dangers, the vast majority of agents enjoy the work. Our team of highly trained andti-terrorism professionals enjoys one of the highest reputations in federal law enforcement. It's also a well-known fact that federal compensation packages are outstanding.