Service, Integrity, Justice
The Coast Guard Investigative Service (CGIS) is a federal investigative and protective program established to carry out the Coast Guard's internal and external criminal investigations; to assist in providing personal security services; to protect the welfare of Coast Guard people; to aid in preserving the internal integrity of the Coast Guard; and to support Coast Guard missions worldwide.
The Coast Guard Investigative Service is a federal law enforcement agency whose law enforcement authority is derived from Title 14 of the United States Code. This authority provides for Coast Guard special agents to conduct investigations of actual, alleged or suspected criminal activity; carry firearms; execute and serve warrants; and make arrests.
Today CGIS is comprised of approximately 112 active duty military special agents, 121 civilian special agents (1811 series), and 158 special agents who are members of the Coast Guard Reserve. These agents along with support personnel are spread out among eight regional offices and over 35 Resident Agent offices along with CGIS-HQ located in Arlington, VA. In a period of declining budgets and personnel resources, CGIS remains firmly committed to providing effective law enforcement services, with minimal financial impact to the taxpayers of the United States.
Department of Homeland Security
Office of the Inspector General
Office of Investigation
245 Murray Dr. - Bldg. 410 - Stop 2600
Washington, DC 20528
Fax: (202) 254-4295