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Border Patrol is going to have a job fair in my town soon and i was wondering if somebody who knows about the job could tell me how physically challenging the academy will be. Now i know that some recruiter or academy instructor will answer this question by giving me by-the-book answers. I'm not looking for that. I'm looking for unbiased answers from recent academy grads who can tell me the honest truth. Is the academy tough or is it one of the those academies where they will push all the recruits through because they need more bodies out there patrolling the border ? How hard is it to get in ? Like, the application, background check process, etc. Is it fairly easy to get through that and will they go deep into an applicant's background ? Once you graduate, what is the border patrol like ? Is it a crappy job like many people think it would be, out there in the desert for hours, senselessly searching for jumpers on an uncomfortable ATV, or is it gravy ?

Asked By: Splendid - 3/20/2008
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Physically, how challenging the academy will be is going to be directly proportional to how fit you are going in. If you're not in the greatest shape, then it will be very challenging; so much in fact that you may fail out as some have done. If you're in good shape you might not find it too challenging. However, no... More
Answered By: deus ex machina - 3/22/2008
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I personally don't know, but I know people who have applied and are working with border patrol. Like any law enforcement agency, there are certain requirements, both physically and psychologically. No law enforcement job is gravy. They all require dedication, perseverance, and the desire to do the right thing. As... More
Answered By: egemini76 - 3/20/2008
 
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