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April 13, 2012

Spotlight

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, and incidents.

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.

Resources:
For more information about the Fort McCoy CID Office, call 608-388-5296 or visit the CID website at www.cid.army.mil.

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