As part of the Home Office, Border Force is responsible for securing the UK border 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Around 10,000 people work for Border Force, with the majority working in frontline roles in airports and seaports across the UK and overseas.
Border Force check all passengers and freight arriving in the UK by air and sea and conduct intelligence-led searches for prohibited, counterfeit or restricted goods such as, drugs, firearms, weapons, cash, tobacco and alcohol. We also support the priorities of the Home Office on high profile issues such as counter terrorism, organised crime, tackling modern slavery and human trafficking.
This is some of the most important and challenging work in Government, and its impact can be felt in communities across the UK.