The new job profile of customs and border security specialist combines the occupations of customs specialist and border guard. These specialists receive joint basic training in comprehensive controls of goods, people and means of transport, and subsequently specialise in at least one of these areas. Operational staff members will wear a uniform and be armed according to their tasks. The first course will start in August 2021. A redesigned recruitment campaign was launched and the recruitment process was optimised at the same time. Targeted training measures will be offered to existing FOCBS staff, with security training being a top priority.