Customs and Border Protection

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Customs and Border Protection is part of the Department of Homeland Security. It's primary law enforcement role focuses on ports of entry and border protection. CBP includes the former U.S. Border Patrol, much of the former U.S. Customs Service, the former Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (U.S. Department of Agriculture), and the some of the former U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service ("INS"). Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) took the investigative roles of the former U.S. Customs Service and INS.

Customs Border Protection Sector Map

  • The COTHEN Network - This page lists each of the frequencies in use for the HF CBP Over-the-Horizon Enforcement Network. Also listed here are additional resources and information regarding the COTHEN Network.
  • It has been found that CBP (CBP / BP / ICE) use many of the following NAC's - 001, 177, 289, 291, 292, 293, 301, 325, 368, 389

CBP Nets

The Link above CBP_Nets is a work in progress, for confirmed information relative to CBP Nets across the Country.
Please submit your confirmed regional information TO THE ABOVE LINK

"Air" Channels

168.8375  293 NAC  Air 1
168.9625  293 NAC  Air 2 
169.2625  293 NAC  Air 3 (also reported 452 NAC)
169.1625  293 NAC  Air 4

Identifier Codes

Alpha Investigations (ICE)
Bravo Border Patrol
Charlie Communications Division
Charlie-100 NLECC Orlando, FL (nationwide communications center)
Charlie Golf US Coast Guard
Charlie X-Ray NOAA NMF
Delta Port Headquarters
Golf ICE Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO)
India CBP Field Operations
Kilo K-9 Enforcement
Lima Aviation Personnel
Mike Marine Operations
Omaha Aircraft
Papa ? (used by IRS units in Houston)
Quebec ?
Romeo CBP Field Offices
Sierra Internal Affairs
Tango ICE Task Force
Whiskey ?
X-Ray Air Support
Zulu Special assignments

Border Patrol Unit IDs

Romeo Rapid Response Team (in use Rio Grande City)
Whiskey Hotel Wackenhut Contract Guards (in use near El Paso)
X-Ray Border Patrol Agents (in use in San Antonio)
Zulu BORTAC units

Vehicle Identifier Codes

Charlie Ford Freestyle
Echo Dodge Charger, Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor
Foxtrot Dodge Magnum
Hotel Armored GMC Yukon, Armored Ford Bronco, Jeep Rubicon
Kilo Chevy 2500 Truck (Railroad truck), Chevy 1500, Ford F250
Mike Chevy Tahoe, Hummer H1 & H2, Ford Excursion, Jeep Rubicon
Papa Ford Minivan, Chevy 2500 Van, Dodge 3500 Van
Uniform 15 Passenger Van
Victor ATV
Zulu Dune Buggy
Mike-Romeo Mobile Radio Portable Unit (X-Ray Vehicles)

Sector IDs?

1st digit = Sector
1 Boston			
2 NYC				
3 Baltimore 			
4 Miami 			
5 New Orleans 			
6 Houston			
7 Los Angeles 			
8 Chicago			
M Boat
N Aircraft
R Special Enforcement
S Internal Affairs
T Tactical Enforcement
X Joint Task Force

State Data

New York

Buffalo base = "680"  KAD680
Buffalo cars = 418,419,421

Thanks to for the NY data and sector codes

See also