202nd Military Police Group (CID)
The 202nd Military Police Group (CID) traces its heritage through the Second Region, United States Army Criminal Investigation Command (USACIDC). Second Region was organized in March 1972 as a provisional unit. The Region was formed from the Headquarters and Field Detachments of the 9th Military Police Group (Criminal Investigations) that were operating in support of United States Army, Europe and Seventh Army. In May 1972, Second Region was officially integrated into USACIDC and assigned the mission of providing criminal investigative support to U.S. Army and other U.S. military and civilian law enforcement agencies. The region's area of responsibility extended to the North and South Poles and encompassed the Azores in the West to India in the East. Second Region's missions included general and economic crimes, drug suppression operations, protective services, crime prevention, and counter terrorism.
Throughout its history, the Criminal Investigation Command has undergone considerable evolution. As a result of the reduction in U.S. Army forces in Europe, Second Region, USACIDC, was inactivated on September 16, 1993. Its mission was assumed by the 5th Military Police Detachment (CID) Corps Support Element, which served as a subordinate district of the 3rd Military Police Group (CID), Fort Gillem, Georgia.
September 6, 1996 marked the reactivation of Second Region, with headquarters in Mannheim-Seckenheim, Germany. The Region provided command and control for the 5th Military Police Battalion (CID), in Kaiserslautern, Germany, the Bavaria CID Battalion in Bamberg, Germany and the European Special Investigations and Fraud Field Office, in Mannheim-Seckenheim, Germany. The Region, through its two subordinate battalions, encompassed a total of 20 USACIDC Resident Agencies (RA) and Branch Offices (BO) in support of military communities in Germany, the Netherlands and Italy.
On September 17, 1999, Second Region, USACIDC was re-flagged as the 202nd Military Police Group (CID). The Group has more than 200 Soldiers and civilians who are dedicated to accomplishing the Group's multitude of missions on a daily basis. In October of 2002, with the expansion of the EUCOM area of operation, the 202nd MP Group (CID) assumed investigative responsibility for the countries of Russia and Greenland. Special Agents have supported protective service operations in over 30 separate countries and routinely conduct investigative operations throughout Europe. The 202nd MP Group (CID) currently has personnel deployed in support of both Operation Joint Guardian and Operation Joint Forge, conducting investigative operations in Kosovo and Bosnia and Herzegovina.
In June 2009, the 202nd MP Group (CID) moved from Stem Kaserne, Germany to Kleber Kaserne.
Woven into the tapestry of service to the United States Army and our Country runs the thread of common purpose and principle that bind together years of success by CID Special Agents worldwide. Soldiers and civilians of the 202nd MP Group (CID) have always exemplified the USACIDC motto - "Do What Has To Be Done."