Defense Criminal Investigative Service

Defense Criminal Investigative Service

Defense Criminal Investigative Service

In line with Deborah L. Sawers

about Defense Criminal Investigative Service in the Encyclopedia of Law Enforcement:

Established in 1981, the Defense Criminal Investigative Service (DCIS) is the investigative arm of the United States Department of Defense (DoD) Inspector General. The original Inspector General Act of 1978 did not call for an Inspector General for the DoD, but later amendments did. Headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, DCIS is a civilian law enforcement agency that employs about 400 criminal investigators and support staff and has offices in more than 40 cities throughout the United States of America and Europe. DCIS special agents have the authority to make arrests, execute search warrants, and serve subpoenas. Additionally, they conduct interviews and appear as witnesses before grand juries, at criminal and civil trials, and at administrative proceedings.

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