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The present study aimed at examining the factors contributing to the enhancement of border security from the perspectives of local residents. In terms of its objectives the present study is of a developmental study and in terms of its nature it is a descriptive-analytic and survey research type. The data were collected using survey and document studies. The research tool in survey method was questionnaire. The statistical population in this study included all villagers above 15 years living in the rural areas, in the border city of Moran in Germi (p = 9785). Of these, 370 individuals were selected as a sample size using Cochran's formula. The face validity of the questionnaire was confirmed by the panel of experts. The pilot study was run in a similar region with 30 questionnaires. The reliability of the questionnaire in various parts has been calculated using TTPT software and Cronbach's alpha (α = .70 - .79). Factor analysis was employed for data analysis. The results of the study indicated that the most important factors contributing to the enhancement of border security include the four following components: institutional strengthening and focusing on justice, strengthening social capital and knowledge, economic boom and strengthening the psychological security and a sense of place attachment. The explained variance and cumulative variance by these components was 56.84. Finally, some practical suggestions have been offered based on the research results.