b. The following US Federal agencies (nonmilitary) can be of aid to
They may do so either through the records they keep, or the
technical aid they can give.
(1) The US Treasury Department.
(a) The Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (ATF) Division is consulted
mainly regarding the National and Federal Firearms acts.
This agency is
consulted also about the manufacture, storage, and sale of alcoholic beverages.
Their enforcement of the laws often results in discovery of military offenders,
and may result in the discovery of prohibited items.
These would include
unauthorized war trophies, firearms and weapons that fire by action of
Also included would be firearm mufflers or silencers, and other
items barred by law. The MPI also works closely with these agents when looking
for possible liquor stills on the post.
seeking information about theft of liquor or cigarettes from the PX system.
(b) The Bureau of Customs.
They deal with the unlawful shipment of
(c) The US Secret Service is concerned with the manufacture or use of
counterfeit US currency, coins, and negotiable instruments.
They are also
concerned with threats against persons in the Federal Government. The CID/MPI
is often called upon to aid the Secret Service in security missions. They may
also aid with investigating the forgery or false signing of US Government
checks by military persons.
(d) The Internal Revenue Service (IRS). The IRS is responsible for
the determination, assessment, and collection of all internal revenue.
are also concerned with other various Federal taxes and with the enforcement of
internal revenue laws.
(2) The US Department of Justice.
(a) The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).
The FBI has
investigative jurisdiction in the continental US (CONUS).
They cover all
violations of Federal law not assigned to another Federal agency. The FBI has
jurisdiction over some 170 investigative matters.
Among the main ones are
espionage, sabotage, treason, and other subversive acts.
government or Indian reservations; thefts of US property; interstate
transportation of stolen motor vehicles, aircraft, cattle, or property are
other examples. The FBI investigates fraud against the government. They are
concerned with civil rights matters and with the assaulting or killing of a
Federal officer. The FBI has main jurisdiction over all felony crimes. These
are those committed only on a military installation. However, through certain
agreements, the CID/MPI investigates most of these crimes. In September 1965,
the FBI started a national electronic information system.
It is called the
National Crime Information Center (NCIC).
The center's goal was to provide
each law enforcement agency an information file national in scope. This goal