Criminal Investigation Division
Fort McCoy Office
|(Editor’s note: “SPOTLIGHT” is a continuing series
about tenant activities and missions at Fort McCoy.)
What is it?
The Fort McCoy Criminal Investigation Division (CID) Office conducts
felony-level investigations when there is an Army interest. As the
Army’s primary criminal investigative organization, CID is responsible
for conducting criminal investigations involving personnel, property,
The special agents working at the Fort McCoy CID Office are active-duty
personnel who have applied and been accepted into CID.
Special agents hold more than one military occupational specialty and
attend training at the U.S. Army Military Police (MP) School, Fort
Leonard Wood, Mo.
The Fort McCoy CID is a subordinate unit of the 502nd MP Battalion (CID)
located at Fort Campbell, Ky. The office’s area of responsibility is
Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, the upper peninsula of Michigan, and the
northern one-third of Illinois.
What have they done?
The Fort McCoy CID Office has conducted investigations involving sexual
assault, larceny, counter-drug operations, and servicemember deaths. CID
also collects, analyzes, processes and disseminates criminal
intelligence data. The Fort McCoy CID Office works investigations in
conjunction with the Fort McCoy Police Department and other local, state
and federal law-enforcement agencies.
The Fort McCoy CID office also supports the Protective Service
Battalion, Fort Belvoir, Va., in assisting them in protection of
delegates ranging from the secretary of defense to the vice chief of
staff of the U.S. Army.
What do they have planned?
The Fort McCoy CID Office recently was expanded to include one
additional special agent position. The CID Command always is seeking
qualified personnel with an interest in professional federal law
enforcement. Interested personnel can visit the website
http://www.cid.army.mil/join_CID.html for more information about
eligibility and application instructions.
Why are they important?
The Fort McCoy CID Office conducts felony criminal investigations and
intelligence collection in a continuous effort to assist area commanders
in solving crime and producing reports documenting criminal trends,
which in turn helps to protect Soldiers, civilian employees, and Family
members in the local community.
At Fort McCoy, an important function of the CID includes
drug-suppression operations, which support Army commanders by limiting
the use or possession of illegal drugs by servicemembers.
Logistical security operations are another important function of the
Fort McCoy CID. When equipment is transported to or from the
installation, the CID implements crime-prevention checks to prevent
exposure to criminal threats.
The office also is responsible for briefing commanders on crime trends
at Fort McCoy and also provides investigative products, services and
support to installation leadership.
For more information about the Fort McCoy CID Office, call 608-388-5296
or visit the CID website at