In a dangerous and complex world, threats against America and its military forces continue to proliferate and evolve.
Standing between these threats and the people, families, and assets of the Navy and Marine Corps is a unique, highly-trained, and effective team of special agents, investigators, forensic experts, security specialists, analysts, and support personnel: NCIS, the Naval Criminal Investigative Service.
NCIS is the primary law enforcement and counterintelligence arm of the United States Department of the Navy. It works closely with other local, state, federal, and foreign agencies to counter and investigate the most serious crimes: terrorism, espionage, computer intrusion, homicide, rape, child abuse, arson, procurement fraud, and more.
NCIS is the Navy's primary source of security for the men, women, ships, planes, and resources of America's seagoing expeditionary forces worldwide.
NCIS' three strategic priorities are to:
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Jacksonville's Naval Criminal Investigative Service recently helped Mandarin High School forensic science students study crime scene evidence.
NCIS Special Agent Daniel Gilbride received the Navy Superior Civilian Service Award at U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command (NAVSO) Headquarters.
The Naval Criminal Investigative Service provides these links and information to help keep you, your family and your property safe from crime.
Identity Theft is growing at at alarming rate! Learn what it is, and how you can protect yourself.
"A bit of prevention is worth a gigabyte of cure..." Read how NCIS helps parents and children to avoid computer crime with the NCIS SafeKids Program.
Loose Chips Sink Ships tells you about the importance of operational security (OPSEC) and some tips on maintaining vigilance while using technology.
For additional information, check out these Links to law enforcement, military, and other agencies.
Report a Crime
To report a tip on a WANTED or MISSING PERSON, or to report on any crime, please contact NCIS at one of the following numbers or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Naval Criminal Investigative Service Headquarters
The Naval Criminal Investigative Service maintains a worldwide presence. NCIS special agents operate from 16 field offices, including one operational unit dedicated to counterespionage, and more than 140 individual locations around the globe.
NCIS is not just a television action drama with liberal doses of humor. For Sailors and Marines at NSB Kings Bay, NCIS means a lot more than an hour of entertainment on a Tuesday night.
NCIS office takes time to celebrate 232nd birth date of U.S. Navy and Marine Corps, and acknowledge NCIS agents who have already served tours in Iraq and Afghanistan and those just headed out on those missions.
Okinawa Prefecture Police presented a certificate of appreciation to a Naval Criminal Investigative Service civilian employee.
NCIS agent talks about the '#57 Trap and Trace' telephonic capability of the Kings Bay, GA, telephone system that can track terrorist and criminal threats.
Naval Criminal Investigative Service agent gathers intelligence in support of Navy goal to keep the Horn of Africa from becoming the next conflict.
"It's not all glitz and glamour, there's mud and muck, bugs and animals..." says NCIS Supervisory Special Agent Mari Nash at an Okinawa advanced crime-scene training course that attracted officials from 13 agencies throughout the Pacific.
Groton Town Police take time out at the IACP Conference to recognize law enforcement partnerships.
In his article, Defense Investigators and the War on Terrorism, Louis Beyer, IG, NCIS, illustrates how Defense Criminal Investigative Organizations support the Global War on Terrorism using NCIS experiences in Iraq.
NCIS is more than a hit television program. Real-life Marine special agents do their part each and every day.
A criminal mission success in Iraq earned NCIS agent the Julie Y. Cross Award from the Women in Federal Law Enforcement.
NCIS Special Agents find Iraq a far cry from eastern North Carolina.
It takes conventional and non-traditional investigative techniques to solve cold cases according to NCIS special agent Jeff Morrow.
NCIS agents receive award from Ginowan, Okinawa Prefectural Police for support on solving drug cases.
When break ups lead to the best breaks for an investigator.
Secretary of the Navy Donald C. Winter named Special Agent Thomas A. Betro as director of the Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS), Jan. 9, succeeding former Director David L. Brant.
For their breakthrough efforts in the 'War on Drugs', ten NCIS special agents are singled out for awards.
Television meets reality when "NCIS" actress tours NCIS headquarters.
NCIS contributes $1.1 million to boost counterterrorism training at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center.
After leading NCIS through an eight-year period of expansion and change, Director David Brant announced his retirement from federal service.
Investigators say the "John Doe" model may not be a perfect match, but they hope it is close enough to finally close the case.
LInX replaces old-fashioned shoe leather to find the culprits in Hampton Roads.
Department of Justice enters information-sharing partnership with NCIS.
When Red Brigades terrorists kidnapped Brig. Gen. James Dozier in Italy in 1981, David Watson was asked to help U.S. and Italian investigators find him.
"We are doing unique things in that theater. These gentlemen did things in that theater that others cannot, have not, and may not be able to do in the future," said NCIS Director David Brant.
NCIS Far East Field Office recognizes agents for voluntary assignments in Iraq.
Naval reserve officer for NCIS, Bill Thompson took a 21-month break from his sales responsibilities in the Houston rubber industry, to being a very definitive set of eyes "outside the wire" in Iraq to make sure that compounds weren't coming under attack.
Former Pearl Harbor shipyard employees stole hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of ship parts and sold them to scrap dealers so they could buy crystal methamphetamine.
Reflections and a hilltop funeral bring closure to Ricky Wiltrout cold case.
NCIS Special Agent Tony Suchy, tackles cold case mystery of unidentified bones that turned up in Norfolk Naval Base in 1999.
The life of Ricky Wiltrout is revealed as his mother's DNA confirms a match to his bones and the search for the killer begins.
The story is revealed in a 48 hour showdown of interviews with suspects in Wiltrout cold case.
In a recent search operation in Florida, NCIS' Major Case Response Team (MCRT) in concert with the Forensic Consultant Unit assisted a local police jurisdiction in the search and recovery of physical evidence from the bottom of a drained pond.
"Navy Special Agent Deborah Rocco had more than a passing interest when CBS last week premiered one of its new shows for the fall."
Tour the NCIS Multiple Threat Alert Center
Tour USS Theodore Roosevelt through the eyes of NCIS Special Agent Rod Budd.
Ensign Andy Muns disappeared while serving aboard a Navy ship moored in the Philippines during the Vietnam War.
NCIS Special Agent's only regret about the last 34 years is that the time went too fast.
NCIS Supervisory Special Agent, Rocco in the spotlight at Florida State University.
In Hawaii, a new Cold Case Squad Office is established at NCIS, Naval Station Pearl Harbor, and four NCIS special agents receive Navy Meritorious Civilian Awards on the deck of the USS Missouri.
The Hawaii State Attorney General's Office and NCIS team up to formulate a "cold case squad."
The United States is sending a team to Yemen to investigate the explosion aboard a French tanker off the Yemeni coast.
Navy Generalist Cory Weber reports for AFN News from the NCIS European Field Office in Naples, Italy to demystify the mission of the Naval Criminal Investigative Service. See "Inside NCIS" video as aired on AFN on January 26, 2005.
The creators of the NCIS television show take a look inside...
Sailors forward deployed to NSA, Bahrain, supported a relief drive for survivors of the massive tsunami.
NCIS agents in Al Anbar work hand-in-hand with the I Marine Expeditionary Force protecting service members.
In Newport, Rhode Island, NCIS Special Agents are awarded for performance of high-risk missions in Iraq.
NCIS Special Agent Sentell talks about her criminal investigations efforts in Iraq.
New TV show depicts Navy's little-known investigative unit, NCIS.
NCIS uses expertise, experience in the case of Marine, Wassef Ali Hassoun.
David Brant, Director of the U.S. NCIS, receives 2004 Women in Federal Law Enforcement (WIFLE) Award.
NCIS: Keeping U.S. Sailors safe around the world.
Superior performance under dangerous conditions earns NCIS Carolinas field office special agents the Navy's Meritorious Civilian Service Medal.
Naval Criminal Investigative Service plays key role in solving 1997 cold case murder.
A new security awareness campaign was launched at Marine Corps Base Quantico to motivate community to become more vigilant in reporting suspicious incidents.
Agents at Naval Criminal Investigative Service's Norfolk field office are presented Navy's meritorious civilian service medal.
NCIS Director, David Brant, receives Aguila Statue Award from the Hispanic American Police Command Officers Association (HAPCOA).
They said the Defense Intelligence Agency is being given a larger mandate to pursue the "strategic offensive counter-intelligence operations" as part of a reorganization approved late last month.
"These are very tightly controlled, compartmented activities run by a small group of specially selected people within DoD (Department of Defense)," said Toby Sullivan, a senior Pentagon counter-intelligence official.
The objectives for the operations are set at high levels of the government and directed against "individuals known or suspected to be foreign intelligence officers, or connected to foreign intelligence or terrorist activities," he said.
Conducted clandestinely, the operations are not intended to catch spies but to turn their operations to US ends, according to the officials, who briefed reporters at the Pentagon.
"There have been some spies caught because of someone else making a mistake and us picking up on it," Sullivan said. "But by and large these are not run to identify spies.
"These are run to thwart what the opposition is trying to do to us, and to learn more about what they are trying to get from us," he said.
The DIA can conduct the operations inside the United States as well as overseas provided "it is against a foreign intelligence officer, not a US citizen," Sullivan said.
It also can operate in cyberspace.
"Quite frankly, from (the perspective of) an offensive capability, it provides us another venue to perhaps engage the enemy," he said.
"You have people using the Internet to meet and talk, and speak to each other," he said. "So you have that opportunity for folks to meet as much as you have opportunities for folks to meet in a restaurant."
The DIA was given authority to conduct the operations for the first time two years ago on a trial basis.
Sullivan said the agency's capacity to run them have been built up over that time. "They performed admirably," he said, refusing to provide further details.
The agency now has formally been given authority for them under a reorganization that has combined counter-intelligence and human intelligence in a single center in the DIA.
The DIA joins three other Pentagon agencies that are authorized to run them -- US Army counter-intelligence, the Naval Criminal Investigative Services and the Air Force Office of Special Investigations.
"We are an arrow in somebody's quiver," Sullivan said.
"They want us to go do something; we identify the possible threat; we work with those who are feeling the focus of the threat and they give us some ideas about objectives, at least at the operational level," he said.