discretion) the activities within their area of operation to be surveyed.
Commanders and supervisors should be responsive to local and changing needs to
support the local community.
Commanders and supervisors at all levels of CID should be aware of circumstances
which indicate the need for a CPS.
Circumstances which indicate the need for a
An increase in business at a retail outlet may indicate that criminal
activity has been going on and has now halted.
It may also indicate that
property diversion or blackmarketing has begun.
Additional property or
assets are ordered and subsequently diverted. In the case of blackmarketing,
money may be placed in the cash register to cover the retail cost of the item
then the property is sold on the blackmarket for enormous profits.
It is obvious how a decrease in business may be crime conducive. An activity
which has been doing 0,000 per month in receipts that suddenly drops to
.00 a month probably has problems with internal controls. This leads to
the loss of accountability of property which can be easily diverted or stolen
by dishonest employees or customers without detection.
Personnel from other agencies such as the inspector general office, US Army
Audit Agency, physical security office, or other military and civilian law
enforcement agencies may provide information about ongoing criminal activity
within a facility.
The nonavailability of products or services may indicate supply diversion
through theft or loss of accountability.
Products of inferior quality may indicate that the government awarded a
contract with poorly written specifications or that a government quality
assurance inspector is receiving bribes for accepting inferior products.
Many activities are authorized tolerances for losses which are written off
with a normal inquiry.
This circumstance might indicate a clever criminal
stealing only the amount that will not exceed the allowable tolerance.
Employees living beyond their means may indicate they are stealing from their
place of duty.
Consider employee's duty responsibilities and their
opportunities to steal.
Determine the Scope of the Survey.
Depending on the situation, it may prove
advantageous to survey specific functions of an activity in turn, making each