Criminal Investigator CID Army

US ARMY - Dublin, CA4.4


Job Description

Enlistment Required for this type of law enforcement career.

Job Description


CID special agents are primarily responsible for conducting criminal investigations in which the Army is, or may be, a party of interest. They handle felony-level crimes that involve Army property and Army personnel.

Job Duties

  • Conducts independent felony-level criminal investigations; General and Economic Crimes, and Counter-Drug Operations
  • Processes crime scenes and collects evidence
  • Conducts interviews or interrogations of complainants, victims, witnesses and subject
  • Provide forensic laboratory support
  • Performs Protective Services operations

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CID Special Agents must have high moral standards and the utmost integrity. The training agents receive provide them with the technical skills that will permit them to execute any felony investigative mission with success. Due to the nature of work required of CID Special Agents, strict qualification must be met prior to application. Minimum eligibility requirements are listed below.

  • In-service Soldiers only
  • U.S. Citizen
  • 21 or older
  • Completed Basic Leader Course (formerly known as the Warrior Leader Course)
  • SPC-SGT(P)
  • Between 2-10 years of military service
  • 60 semester hours or more from an accredited institution
  • Skilled Technical (ST) score of 107 or higher
  • General Technical (GT) score of 110 or higher
  • Consistently meet the height and weight standards prescribed in AR 600-9 and consistently pass the Army Physical Fitness Test
  • Ability to deploy worldwide, have no physical limitations and normal color vision
  • Must possess a valid drivers license and favorable driving record
  • Ability to speak and write clearly
  • Favorable credit history
  • Valid drivers license and favorable driving record
  • At least one year of military police experience or two years civilian police experience (requirement for reserve soldiers only)


Job training for a CID Special Agent requires completing 15 weeks of a resident course, which is designated to train criminal investigation duties in field units for the Army.

Some of the skills you will learn are:

  • Civil and military laws
  • Investigation procedures and techniques
  • Crime scene processing
  • Testimonial evidence
  • Protective services
  • Child abuse prevention
  • Crisis/Hostage negotiations

Helpful Skills

  • Interest in law enforcement
  • Willingness to perform potentially dangerous work
  • Ability to make quick decisions
  • Remain calm under heavy duress
  • Mental and physical fitness

Required ASVAB Score(s)Skilled Technical (ST) : 107, General Technical (GT) : 110


If you are a college graduate interested in joining the Active Army and having a career as a federal law enforcement officer, you may be interested in the CID Direct Accessions Program. Successful applicants must complete 31B Military Police One Station Unit Training (OSUT) and the CID Special Agent Course (CIDSAC). Due to the nature of work required of CID Special Agents, strict qualification must be met prior to enlistment: Requirements:

  • U.S. Citizenship
  • 21 years of age or older (no older than 34)
  • Bachelor's degree or higher in: Criminal Justice, Forensic Science, Computer Science, Computer Forensics, Digital Forensics, Legal Studies, Accounting, Finance, Psychology or Biology
  • 3.0 GPA or higher
  • Normal color vision (no exception to policy authorized)
  • No physical limitations and no history of mental or emotional disorders
  • Speak and write clearly
  • Favorable credit history
  • Valid drivers license and favorable driving record
  • No felony or court martial convictions
  • Eligibility for Top Secret clearance
  • Suitable character, integrity, reputation, sobriety, discretion, and stability as established by a Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI)

Qualified applicants can get up to $40,000 for a signing bonus, can enlist at an advanced rank, have full health and dental coverage, including while in training, 30 days paid vacation per year plus federal holidays, $4,500 annual tuition assistance for continued education and access to a student loan repayment program. Applicants with dependents will receive a housing allowance based on the market rate for their assigned zip code.

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time, Contract

Salary: $40,000.00 to $80,000.00 /year


  • High school or equivalent (Preferred)


  • Dublin, CA (Preferred)

Work authorization:

  • United States (Preferred)