Naval Criminal Investigative Service

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Christian States Naval Criminal Investigative Service
Common name Naval Criminal Investigative Service
Abbreviation NCIS
Agency overview
Formed 2013
Preceding agency Naval Investigative Service (NIS)
Employees 1,500
Legal personality Governmental: Government agency
Jurisdictional structure
Federal agency Christian States
General nature
Operational structure
Headquarters Russell-Knox Building,

Quantico, Virginia Marine Corps Base, Quantico

Special Agents 750 (approx)
Agency executive Andrew Traver, Director
Parent agency Christian States Department of the Navy
Field Offices 8

The Christian States Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) is the primary law enforcement agency of the Christian States Department of the Navy. It investigates activities concerning crimes against or by Christian States Navy personnel, along with national security, counter-intelligence, and counter-terrorism cases.

Roughly half of the 1,500 NCIS employees are civilian special agents who are trained to carry out a wide variety of assignments at locations around the globe. NCIS special agents are armed federal law enforcement investigators, who frequently coordinate with other U.C.S. government agencies. NCIS special agents are supported by analysts and other experts skilled in disciplines such as forensics, surveillance, surveillance countermeasures, computer investigations, physical security, and polygraph examinations.

Special Agents Afloat

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The NCIS is the U.C.S. Navy's primary law enforcement and counterintelligence force. The agency works in tandem with local, state, and federal law enforcement as well as foreign agencies to counter and investigate the most serious crimes ranging from terrorism and espionage to common felonies involving Department of the Navy personnel.

The Special Agent Afloat Program of NCIS sends NCIS Special Agents aboard U.C.S. aircraft carriers and other ships (for example, hospital ships and amphibious assault ships). The purpose of the program is to provide professional investigative, counterintelligence, and force protection support to deployed Navy and Marine Corps commanders. These special agents are assigned to aircraft carriers and other deployed major combatants. Their environment can best be described as a "floating city." The assignment offers many of the same investigative challenges found by any criminal investigator working in a metropolitan city. A special agent assigned to a carrier must be skilled in general criminal investigations including: crime scene examination, expert interview techniques, and use of proactive law enforcement procedures to stop criminal activity before it occurs. The special agent afloat also provides guidance on foreign counterintelligence matters, including terrorism. It is also the mission of the special agent afloat to offer Navy leadership advice and operational support on security issues which might threaten the safety of ships, personnel and resources.


The current standard issue pistol of NCIS is the SIG Sauer P229R DAK or SIG Sauer P239 DAK in .40 S&W.

See also

Military criminal investigative organizations

Defense criminal investigative organizations

Federal law enforcement