- United States Marine Corps Criminal Investigation Division
United States Marine Corps Criminal Investigation Division Abbreviation USMC CID 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) 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.
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. 
CID is responsible for:
- 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.
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.
CID Agents are issued the standard 9x19mm Beretta M9 pistol.
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Other - Non Law Enforcement
- Defense Security Service (DSS), Department of Defense
ReferencesUnited States military law enforcement
Military law CommandsDefense Criminal Investigative Service (DCIS) • U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command (USACID) • U.S. Air Force Office of Special Investigations (AFOSI) • U.S. Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) • U.S. Marine Corps Criminal Investigation Division (USMC CID) • U.S. Coast Guard Investigative Service (CGIS) Related units Federal law enforcement in the United States
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