U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) recently sworn in William Ferrara as the new director of field operations in Boston, Massachusetts.
CBP Field Operations Executive Assistant Commissioner Todd Owen led Ferrera in his reaffirmation.
“Bill brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the Boston field office and I am positive that the passion and leadership qualities he has demonstrated in his lengthy career with CBP will advance the overall security and facilitation of trade and travel across New England,” Owen said.
Ferrara is now responsible for operations and enforcement activities throughout 68 ports of entry and stations in the six-state region of New England. The area spans approximately 750 square miles of land and borders Canada. The region processes more than 9.5 million people, more than 4 million vehicles, 15,000 commercial aircraft, 1,350 commercial vessels, and $660 million in revenue collected from international trade on a per-year basis.
“I am honored to be returning to the Boston field office and am excited to lead a workforce with the caliber of the field operations staff I have encountered throughout the northeast,” Ferrara said. “We have a unique and complex mission, working in sometimes challenging and unforgiving environments but I look forward to the opportunities this position brings and am confident that we will make strides as a team to ensure the safety of both our community and of the nation.”
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control and protection of the nation’s borders at and between the official ports of entry.