Criminal Investigation Command

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The Criminal Investigation Command, otherwise known as CID, is headquartered at Ft. Belvoir, Virginia. CID is commanded by Maj. Gen. Donald J. Ryder.


"As the Army's primary criminal investigative organization and DoD's premier investigative organization, the Army CID Command is responsible for the conduct of criminal investigations in which the Army is, or may be, a party of interest. Headquartered at Fort Belvoir, Virginia and operating throughout the world, Army CID Special Agents conduct criminal investigations that range from death to fraud, on and off military reservations, and, when appropriate, with local, state and other federal investigative agencies. We support the Army through the deployment, in peace and war, of highly trained Soldier and government service Special Agents and support personnel, the operation of a certified forensic laboratory, a protective services unit, computer crimes specialists, polygraph services, criminal intelligence collection and analysis, and a variety of other services normally associated with law enforcement activities.

"The United States Army Criminal Investigation Command's mission is the same in both the installation and battlefield environments, however, additional requirements are taken on during battlefield support."


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