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Encyclopedia > Naval Criminal Investigative Service
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The Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) is the United States Department of the Navy's primary law enforcement agency and successor to the former Naval Investigative Service (NIS). NCIS was originally part of the Office of Naval Intelligence, being tasked with detection and counterintelligence missions. Later, criminal investigations were also added to the agency's mission, with these tasks being performed mainly by civilian agents — as is also the case with the U.S. Coast Guard's Investigative Service (CGIS) and the DOD's Defense Criminal Investigative Service (DCIS). This differs from the practice of the Army's Criminal Investigations Division (USACIDC) and the U.S. Air Force Office of Special Investigations, each of which relies primarily upon military personnel to conduct investigations. Image File history File links NCIS_Badge. ... Image File history File links NCIS_Badge. ... Seal The United States Department of the Navy was established by an Act of Congress on April 30, 1798, to provide administrative and technical support, and civilian leadership to the United States Navy and Marine Corps. ... Law Enforcement Agency (LEA) is a generic term used for local and state police, as well as federal agencies (such as the FBI, the BATF, DHS, Europol, Interpol, etc. ... The Office of Naval Intelligence (ONI) was established in the United States Navy in 1882. ... Counterintelligence or counter-espionage is the act of seeking and indentifying espionage activities. ... Coast Guard Investigative Service also known as CGIS. CGIS is composed of civilian, officer, and enlisted Special Agents. ... The Defense Criminal Investigative Service (DCIS) is the criminal investigative arm of the Inspector General of the United States Department of Defense (DoD). ... US Criminal Investigation Division External Links CID home page GlobalSecurity. ... The United States Air Force Office of Special Investigations (AFOSI) is a U.S. military command that provides professional investigative service to commanders of all United States Air Force activities. ...


During the 1970s, NIS civilian agents gained civil service status and the agency separated from ONI, becoming an Echelon II command directly accountable to the Chief of Naval Operations. In Cathal Flynn, a former Naval Special Warfare Command officer, became the first flag rank officer to command NIS. During this time NIS also assumed command of the anti-terrorist intelligence mission for the Navy, opening the Navy Anti-terrorist Alert Center (ATAC). The 1970s decade refers to the years from 1970 to 1979, inclusive. ... A civil servant or public servant is a civilian career public sector employee working for a government department or agency. ... The Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) is the senior military officer in the United States Navy. ... NAVSPECWARCOM logo. ... A flank rank is one of naval officer ranks that permit its holder to fly a flag to represent where he exercises his command. ... Terrorist redirects here. ... Intelligence (abbreviated or ) is the process and the result of gathering information and analyzing it to answer questions or obtain advance warnings needed to plan for the future. ...


In 1992 the NIS mission was again clarified and became a mostly civilian agency. Roy D. Nedrow, a former United States Secret Service (USSS) executive, became the first civilian director of the newly renamed NCIS. Virtually all NCIS investigators, criminal, counterintelligence, and force protection personnel are now sworn civilian personnel with powers of arrest and warrant service. The exception are a small number of reserve military elements engaged in counterintelligence support. The Chicago Police Department arrests a man An arrest is the action of the police, or person acting under the law, to take a person into custody so that they may be forthcoming to answer for the commission of a crime. ... In law, a warrant can mean any authorization. ...


Current missions for NCIS include criminal investigations, security clearance background checks, force protection, cross-border drug enforcement, anti-terrorism, counter-terrorism, major procurement fraud, computer crime and counterintelligence. A security clearance is a status granted individuals, typically members of the military and employees of governments and their contractors, allowing them access to classified information, i. ... It has been suggested that pre-employment screening be merged into this article or section. ... Border stone at Passo San Giacomo between Val Formazza in Italy and Val Bedretto in Switzerland Borders define geographic boundaries of political entities or legal jurisdictions, such as governments, states or subnational administrative divisions. ... These lollipops were found to contain heroin when inspected by the US DEA The illegal drug trade is a global black market activity consisting of production, distribution, packaging and sale of illegal psychoactive substances. ...

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Case History

On 19 April 1989, an explosion aboard the battleship USS Iowa ripped through her Number Two 16-inch gun turret, killing 47 crewmen. The NIS Investigators at first theorized that a crewman had detonated an explosive device in the turret due to the end of a homosexual affair with another sailor, who survived. This theory was later abandoned, and the cause of the explosion is generally believed to have been static electricity igniting loose powder. April 19 is the 109th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (110th in leap years). ... 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... USS Iowa (BB-61), the lead ship of her class of battleship, was the fourth ship of the United States Navy, but second to be commissioned, to be named in honor of the 29th state. ... Since its coinage, the word homosexuality has acquired multiple meanings. ...


NCIS in Media

  • In the 1992 movie A Few Good Men, starring Tom Cruise, there is a short reference to the Naval Investigative Service (NIS) during a courtroom scene.
  • In 2003, a television show (NCIS) was started on CBS based on the NCIS.

A Few Good Men, a play by Aaron Sorkin, was acclaimed on Broadway and was subsequently made into a successful film in 1992. ... NCIS is a CBS network television series about a team of special agents from the Naval Criminal Investigative Service of the United States Navy. ...

References

Book Rogue Warrior is written by Richard Marcinko. ... 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday. ... Richard Marcinko as seen in the dust jacket photo for Rogue Warrior Richard Dick Marcinko (born November 21, 1940 in Lansford, Pennsylvania), who often calls himself the Rogue Warrior (also the title of his best-selling book), is one of the United States most accomplished and recognized special operations experts... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Mel Odom (born 1957) is a writer who has published more than 140 books. ...

External links

  • The NCIS web site

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GAO - Naval Criminal Investigative Service: Fraud Interview Policies Similar to Other Federal Law Enforcement Agencies ... (4417 words)
Specifically, Naval Criminal Investigative Service interview policies prohibit the indiscriminate display of weapons or the use of threats, promises, inducements, or physical or mental abuse by agents attempting to influence an individual during interviews.
Naval Criminal Investigative Service agents are trained in interview policies at their initial training at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center and through in-house and contractor training.
The Naval Criminal Investigative Service considers routine taping of interviews to be unjustified, given the equipment and transcription costs and the large volume of interviews associated with procurement fraud investigations.
Naval Criminal Investigative Service: Information from Answers.com (480 words)
The Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) is the United States Department of the Navy's primary law enforcement agency and successor to the former Naval Investigative Service.
Later, criminal investigations were also added to the agency's mission, with these tasks being performed mainly by civilian agents--as is also the case with the U.S. Coast Guard's Investigative Service (CGIS) and the DOD's Defense Criminal Investigative Service (DCIS).
The NIS Investigators at first theorized that a crewman had detonated an explosive device in the turret due to the end of a homosexual affair with another sailor, who survived.
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