Naval Criminal Investigative Service

Naval Criminal Investigative Service

Naval Criminal Investigative Service

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

The Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) is the investigative arm of the Department of the Navy. The NCIS is responsible for investigating crimes (there is more information about criminal law in the American Legal Encyclopedia and about crimes and criminals vocabulary) committed on navy or marine corps installations (e.g., ships, naval bases) or by navy personnel or their spouses or dependents. The NCIS further provides security for naval officials and naval properties. The NCIS employs approximately 2,300 people, about half of whom are civilian special agents. NCIS personnel can be found in more than 140 locations around the world. The NCIS began in 1915 when the Office of Naval Intelligence was given the responsibility of investigating espionage. After World War II, the Office of Naval Intelligence changed to a predominantly civilian force and its responsibilities were expanded to include conducting criminal investigations, counter-intelligence investigations, and background security investigations of naval personnel.

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