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CBP plans to hire 2,000 officers nationwide

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U.S. Customs and Border Protection is now accepting applications for 2,000 federal law enforcement officer positions across the country.

CBP said 44 air, land and sea ports in 18 states is getting the additional staffing thanks to funding in the 2014 budget.

The port in Nogales, AZ is among those getting more officers.

Candidates for officers must have been a U.S. citizen for the past three years, must be referred for selection before their 37th birthday, or be a preference eligible veteran, or have prior civilian federal law enforcement experience, and have a valid driver's license. Applicants must pass an entrance exam, medical exam, physical fitness assessments, video-based test and/or structured interview, drug test, background investigation and polygraph exam.

CBP said nearly 30 percent of its employees are military veterans.

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