As an IV, you'll provide support to Coast Guard law enforcement and intelligence missions. You'll conduct both criminal and personal background investigations, collect and analyze intelligence information and provide personal protection services to high-ranking Coast Guard officials and other VIPs.
Types of Duty:
Possible assignments include criminal investigations for crimes relating to Coast Guard missions, interagency law enforcement and liaison operations, investigations into felony violations of the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ), protective services operations, or law enforcement information collection.
To enlist in this program, you must attend the Reserve Direct Officer Program. You must also be a graduate of a basic police or criminal investigator academy and be currently serving as a law-enforcement officer with a minimum of three year's experience.
Correspondence courses and on-the-job training provide the majority of your required training. Depending on the nature of your assigned duty, additional training at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Glynco, GA may be provided.
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These poor, plain men, dwellers upon the lonely sands of Hatteras, took their lives in their hands, and, at the most imminent risk crossed the most tumultuous sea…and all for what? That others might live to see home and friends. — Annual Report of the U.S. Life- Saving Service, 1885 Recruiting Website Read here for answers to the most often asked questions about joining the Coast Guard!