United States Marine Corps Criminal Investigation Division


United States Marine Corps Criminal Investigation Division
United States Marine Corps Criminal Investigation Division
Abbreviation USMC CID
USMC CID badge.jpg
Badge design of the United States Marine Corps Criminal Investigation Division
Agency overview
Employees Approx. 220
Legal personality Governmental: Government agency
Jurisdictional structure
Federal agency United States
General nature
Operational structure
Special Agents 220 (approx)
Parent agency United States Marine Corps
Website
USMC CID Homepage

United States Marine Corps Criminal Investigation Division (USMC CID)[1] is a federal law enforcement agency that investigates crimes against persons and property within the United States Marine Corps. CID agents operate under the Provost Marshal's Office. Those major crimes not under the jurisdiction of CID are referred to the Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) according to a memorandum of understanding signed in 1999.

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Selection and training

CID Agent candidates must be currently serving as an enlisted active duty Marine between the grades of E-5 (Sergeant) through E-9 (Master Gunnery Sergeant) or WO1 (Warrant Officer 1) to CWO5 (Chief Warrant Officer 5). Marines must be able to qualify for a Top Secret security clearance. Candidates must possess a GT score of 110 or higher, have normal color vision, and meet Marine Corps physical fitness standards. Prospective Marine Corps CID agents are sent to the United States Army Military Police Schools (USAMPS) to attend the U.S. Army CID Apprentice Special Agent course at Fort Leonard Wood, MO, and must complete six months on-the-job training. Marine Corps CID Agents may later return to USAMPS to attend advanced or specialized training as may be directed. [2]

Responsibility

CID is responsible for:[3]

  • Misdemeanor and felony investigations not under the jurisdiction of NCIS.
  • Investigation of narcotics cases not assumed by NCIS.
  • Liaison with civilian law enforcement agencies and civilian courts.
  • Maintaining the Provost Marshals Office evidence repository.
  • Liaison with Family Assistance Program concerning the law enforcement aspects of domestic violence issues.

Uniform

Criminal investigators typically dress in professional business attire. Due to the nature of their work, undercover assignments and field work will typically dictate their attire. While deployed Marine CID Agents will be dressed in appropriate Marine Corps Combat Utilities (desert or woodland). However, CID Agents assigned to NCIS will be dressed in appropriate civilian attire.

Firearms

CID Agents are issued the standard 9x19mm Beretta M9 pistol.

See also

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