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Coast Guard Investigative Service

Service, Integrity, Justice

Mission Statement

The mission of the Coast Guard Investigative Service is to support and protect Coast Guard personnel, operations, integrity and assets worldwide. We prevent and defeat criminal threats through objective and independent investigations.


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 a mix of active duty military special agents (enlisted, warrant officer and officer), civilian special agents (1811 series), and special agents who are members of the Coast Guard Reserve. These agents along with support personnel are spread out across the United States in eight regional offices and over 38 Resident Agent offices along with CGIS-HQ located in Washington, DC.

DHS-OIG Hotline

Report  Fraud, Waste and Abuse in programs, grants, and contracts:

Department of Homeland Security
Office of the Inspector General
Office of Investigation
Attention:  Hotline
245 Murray Dr. - Bldg. 410 - Stop 2600
Washington, DC  20528
Call: 1-800-323-8603 toll free
TTY: 1-800-844-889-4357 toll free
Fax: (202) 254-4295
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Last Modified 7/7/2016