By CID Public AffairsOctober 13, 2010
FORT BELVOIR, Va. (Oct. 13, 2010) - For the special agents of the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command, commonly referred to as CID, their mission is clear: pursue the truth and bring those who would dare to dishonor the Army to justice.
Known as the premier law enforcement agency for the Department of Defense, CID is actively recruiting qualified Soldiers who are interested in careers as highly-trained federal law-enforcement officers.
"CID is without a doubt the best career field in the Army for anyone interested in law enforcement," said Special Agent Charles Kohler, assigned to the 62nd MP Detachment (CID), Fort Drum, N.Y., and a recent CID Special Agent Course graduate. "There isn't any other organization in the Army where a Soldier has the kind of opportunities that are made available to CID Special Agents."
CID is a worldwide network of highly-trained federal law enforcement professionals, responsible for investigating felony-level crime where there is an Army nexus. Serving a population of more than 1 million Soldiers, civilians, contractors and family members - both at home and deployed - their mission is crucial and their work environment unforgiving.
Murder, fraud, sexual assault and arson are just a few of the types of investigations spearheaded by CID. Other missions include protective-service operations, counter-narcotic operations, developing criminal intelligence, and working with other federal, state and local law-enforcement agencies to solve serious crimes on a global scale. On the battlefield, CID criminal investigations are expanded to include forensics, mentoring local-national investigators, war crimes, as well as anti-terrorism and force-protection missions.
Agents receive training at the U.S. Army Military Police School and advanced
training in specialized investigative disciplines, making them some of the most highly-trained and experienced detectives in the law-enforcement arena.
Selected agents receive advanced training at the FBI National Academy, Metropolitan Police Academy at Scotland Yard, the Defense Academy of Credibility Assessment -- formerly known as the DoD Polygraph Institute, and the Canadian Police College. Agents also have the opportunity to pursue a master's degree in Forensic Science from George Washington University and enlisted agents have tremendous opportunities to become warrant officers.
"We are always looking for qualified Soldiers to join our elite team of investigators," said Chris Grey, chief of Public Affairs for CID. "CID special agents are first responders and the Army's detectives for murders, sexual assaults, contracting fraud, robbery, computer crimes and any other felony criminal acts against the Army community."
Grey said agents from CID work daily with the FBI, ATF, DEA, and numerous other law- enforcement agencies and have one of the highest solve rates for serious crime within federal law enforcement.
For every Soldier, the Army's core values are more than just words, but a way of life; and for those few who rise to the challenge of becoming a CID Special Agent, they incorporate another oath into their life -- to seek diligently to discover the truth, deterred neither by fear nor prejudice.
"The unique opportunities in CID are second to none and our agents are some of the most sought-after professionals in law enforcement today because of the caliber of training they receive and their experience in solving crime," said Grey.
Those interested can apply by contacting a local CID office, or going to www.cid.army.mil for additional information.