VIPR operations are designed to enhance the Department of Homeland Security networks to ensure the capability and flexibility to manage resources while allowing normal business to continue.  

The Coast Guard, Customs and Border Protection, TSA, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Port of Portland, Portland Police Bureau and Port of Portland Police Department all participated in this operation.

VIPR teams are comprised of Department of Homeland Security and other federal agencies, and are designed to enhance security by working in mass transit, aviation, maritime, rail and other transportation modes alongside local law enforcement agencies during specific periods of time or events.

If you would like to learn more about VIPR teams, visit the TSA website at

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