|United States Marine Corps|
Criminal Investigation Division
|Federal agency||United States|
|Operations jurisdiction||United States|
|Special agents||300 (approx.)|
|Parent agency||United States Marine Corps Law Enforcement Branch|
The United States Marine Corps Criminal Investigation Division (USMC CID) is a federal law enforcement agency that investigates crimes against people and property within the United States Marine Corps.
CID Agent candidates must be currently serving as an enlisted active duty Marine between the grades of E-5 through E-9 or WO1 to CWO5. Civilian CID Agents must be employed in the government schedule (GS) 1811 series as a criminal investigator. All CID Agents must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret security clearance. Marine candidates must possess a GT score of 110 or higher, have normal color vision. Both Marine and civilian agents must meet Marine Corps physical fitness standards. Prospective Marine Corps CID agents are sent to the U.S. Army Military Police Schools (USAMPS) to attend the U.S. Army CID Special Agent Course (CIDSAC) at Fort Leonard Wood, MO, and must complete six months on-the-job training. Civilian CID agents either attend CIDSAC, or the Criminal Investigative Training Program (CITP) at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) at Glynco, GA. Marine Corps CID agents may later return to USAMPS or FLETC to attend advanced or specialized training as may be directed.
CID is responsible for:
Special Agents typically dress in professional business attire. Due to the nature of their work, undercover assignments and field work will typically dictate their attire.
CID Agents are issued the standard Glock 19M 9mm pistol as of 2017.[dead link] Previously CID Agents carried the Sig Sauer P228.