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Naval Criminal Investigative Service
Washington Field Office
2713 Mitscher RD, SW, BLDG 168, Suite 200,
Anacostia Annex, DC 20373
The Washington Field Office (DCFO) is headquartered aboard Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling in Washington, D.C. Its area of responsibility encompasses Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland, West Virginia, and 26 counties in Virginia.
- NCIS Resident Agency (NCISRA) Washington, D.C.
- NCISRA Annapolis
- NCISRA Patuxent River, Md.
- NCISRA Quantico
- NCISRA Dahlgren, Va.
- NCIS Resident Unit Bethesda, Md.
Key Commands and Stakeholders
Three of the four major commands and numerous installations are located in the DCFO geographic area of responsibility (AOR):
- Headquarters Marine Corps
- Office of Naval Intelligence
- Office of Naval Research
- Marine Corps Systems Command
- Marine Corps Base Quantico
- Naval Sea Systems Command
- Naval Air Systems Command
- Naval District Washington
- The Pentagon
- U.S. Naval Academy
- Walter Reed National Military Medical Center
The DCFO General Crimes Program conducts reactive criminal investigations and proactive enforcement operations covering a wide spectrum of crimes, including family and sexual violence, larceny of U.S. government property, Internet Crimes Against Children, illegal narcotics, and other violent crimes. Cases are presented for prosecution in military court as well as U.S. district courts in the District of Columbia, Eastern District of Virginia, and Maryland. Special Agents assigned to general crimes are also responsible for force protection operations in support of national and local events in the National Capital Region, such as presidential inaugurations and the Marine Corps Marathon.
The DCFO Economic Crimes Program protects the integrity of the Department of the Navy (DON) acquisition process. The program safeguards fleet operational readiness and safety by identifying and reducing counterfeit and substandard components in the supply chain that threaten warfighter safety and battlefield superiority. Additionally, the program investigates corruption in the acquisition process, thereby protecting DON capital investment in technology. The DCFO Economic Crimes Program focuses on DON acquisition commands, including the 38 separate contracting entities within the AOR, which manage contracts worth $84 billion annually. The DCFO has the agency's largest dedicated fraud unit, and Special Agents assigned to the program receive advanced procurement fraud training and regularly collaborate with forensic accountants and certified fraud examiners. In addition, the DCFO AOR has a high concentration of research, development, and acquisition commands, cleared defense contractors, research universities, and the largest foreign diplomatic presence in the United States.
The DCFO National Security Program (NSP) provides robust counterintelligence support through collaborative investigations and operations. The team works closely with Economic Crimes agents, as the two disciplines overlap in many of these complex investigations. The DCFO NSP also provides counterterrorism (CT) support through Special Agents assigned to the FBI joint terrorism task forces (JTTFs) in D.C. and Baltimore. NCIS JTTF Special Agents conduct many high-profile CT investigations, such as the case of a U.S. Marine Corps reservist arrested and charged with firing shots at the Pentagon, the Marine Corps Museum, and at Armed Forces recruiting stations in Virginia, as well as the investigation of Muhammad Hussain, who was arrested for attempting to murder Federal officers and employees and attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction against Federal property in Catonsville, Md.
Crime Reduction Program
NCIS has implemented a collaborative Crime Reduction Program (CRP) to proactively fight crime within the military community. Working with the Judge Advocate General (JAG), Public Affairs, Family Advocacy Program (FAP), Chaplain Corps, and other Department of Navy (DON) entities, NCIS has facilitated a cross-cutting effort to help military communities reduce crime. These campaigns highlight the precursors of crime and victimization. Military personnel, their dependents, and civilian employees often face tremendous stress in their lives, and potential threats to their safety. Unchecked, this environment can impact military readiness. The CRP will organize multiple crime campaigns throughout the year. Each campaign will focus on a singular theme, such as domestic violence or identity theft. The campaigns are being driven at the field office level with resources provided from headquarters. The CRP speaks with one voice and addresses crime reduction from multiple angles - a single message, designed to educate and increase awareness, providing information and resources from all DON organizations. The strength of the CRP lies in its partnerships with other DON entities. Now all DON organizations will campaign as one voice against crime.
- Sexual Assault Prevention
- Domestic Violence
Please contact Naval Criminal Investigative Service, Washington Field Office, 2713 Mitscher RD, SW, BLDG 168, Suite 200, Anacostia Annex, DC 20373, Telephone: 202-433-3858 for more information.