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As an IV, you will ;provide support to Coast Guard law enforcement and intelligence missions. You will 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 Direct Entry Petty Officer Training Course (DEPOT). 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.