The 3rd Military Police Group (CID), headquartered at Hunter Army Airfield, Georgia supports commanders by conducting criminal investigations of serious, sensitive or special interest matters; preventing crime; protecting the force and Army resources in peacetime, combat and contingency operations throughout the group's area of operations.
The 3rd MP Group (CID) is responsible for all felony criminal investigation matters with a U.S. Army interest throughout an area of operation encompassing the eastern half of the United States, the Caribbean, Central America (less Mexico), South America, Africa, and Europe.
Among key supported Army field elements within the 3rd MP Group's CID) area of responsibility are U.S Army Europe, U.S. Army Africa, XVIII Airborne Corps and 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, North Carolina; the 101st Air Assault Division, Fort Campbell, Kentucky; the 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Georgia and the 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, New York.
The 3rd MP Group (CID) provides direct mission support to U.S. Central Command, U.S. Special Operations Command and U.S. Southern Command located in Florida. The Group also supports U.S European Command and U.S. Africa Command located in Stuttgart, Germany.
The 3rd Group is comprised of five battalions located at Fort Benning, Fort Campbell, Fort Myer, and Kleber Kaserne, Germany as well as the only airborne CID battalion at Fort Bragg.
Colonel Joseph F. DeCosta was raised in North Weymouth, Massachusetts and was commissioned into the Military Police Corps in 1995. He began his career as an enlisted Military Policeman in 1987 and has served in a variety of rewarding and developmental positions during his years of service.
Colonel DeCosta’s assignments include serving as Platoon Leader, 92D MP Company, Darmstadt, Germany; Small Group Leader, U.S. Army Military Police School, Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri; Commander, 25th MP Company, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii; Deputy Provost Marshal, 25th Infantry Division, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii; Strategic Planner, Office of the Provost Marshal General, Pentagon, Washington DC; Deputy Director, President’s Emergency Operations Center, White House; Director, White House Transportation Agency, White House; Deputy Director, Contingency Operations and Plans, White House Military Office, Washington DC; Brigade Training Officer, Brigade S3, and Deputy Brigade Commander, 8th MP Brigade, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii; Brigade Executive Officer, 18th MP Brigade, Mannheim, Germany; Commander, 95th MP Battalion, Sembach, Germany; and Branch Chief, Joint Staff Strategic Plans and Policy Directorate, Pentagon, Washington DC.
His civilian education includes a Bachelor of Science in Justice Studies form Arizona State University, a Master of Arts in Human Relations from the University of Oklahoma, and a Master of Science in National Security Strategy from the National War College, National Defense University at Fort McNair, Washington DC.
Colonel DeCosta’s awards and decorations include: the Bronze Star Medal (1 OLC), Defense Meritorious Service Medal (1 OLC), Meritorious Service Medal (3 OLC), Army Commendation Medal (2 OLC), Army Achievement Medal (3 OLC), Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal with Bronze Service Star, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (1 OLC); Southwest Asia Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Armed Forces Service Medal, Saudi Arabia Kuwait Liberation Medal, Kuwait Liberation Medal, Joint Meritorious Unit Award, Army Meritorious Unit Commendation, Army Superior Unit Award, Parachutist Badge, Air Assault Badge, Joint Staff Badge, and the Presidential Service Badge.
Command Sergeant Major Peter D. Harrington was born in Montague, Massachusetts. In May 1995, he enlisted in the United States Army and shortly thereafter, was assigned duty at the 3rd Ranger Battalion at Fort Benning, Georgia, in December 1995 as a Single Channel Radio Operator. He later reclassified as a CID Special Agent in June 2000.
Command Sergeant Harrington’s key assignments have included Team Leader and Squad Leader, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 3rd Ranger Battalion, 75th Ranger regiment, Fort Benning, Georgia; Investigator for General Crimes (GC) and Economic Crimes (EC), 86th Military Police Detachment (CID), Fort Benning, Georgia; Special Agent (SA) for GC, EC, and Anti-Terrorist Task Force, 43rd MP Detachment (CID), Fort Hood, Texas; SA for Sensitive Site Exploitation (SSE) and GC, Kandahar and Bagram, Afghanistan; Assistant Special Agent-in-Charge, Detachment Sergeant, Evidence Custodian, and SA for GC and EC, West Point Resident Agency, West Point, New York; Team Chief for GC, Detachments Sergeant, and Evidence custodian, Balad, Iraq; Group Operations Non-commissioned Officer in Charge (NCOIC), Group Equal Opportunity Representative (EOR), Group Training NCOIC, and Detachment Sergeant, 3rd MP Group, Fort Gillem, Georgia; First Sergeant, 1000th MP Battalion, Fort Campbell, Kentucky; Criminal Intelligence NCOIC, HQ, USACIDC, Quantico, Virginia; Command Sergeant Major, 202nd MP Group, Kleber Kaserne, Germany and Command Sergeant Major, 5th MP Battalion, Kleber Kaserne, Germany.
Command Sergeant Harrington holds a Master of Arts Degree in Business Administration, with a Concentration in Organizational Development; and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice. His military education includes the Single Channel Radio Operator Course, Airborne, Ranger indoctrination Program, Combat Lifesaver, Air Transportation of Hazardous Material, Special Operations Radio Operators Course, Mountain Warfare School (Summer and Winter), Team Leader Course, Jungle Warfare School, Primary Leadership Development Course, CID Investigative Assistant Program, Counterfeit and Credit Card Fraud Course, Introduction to Computers Search and Seizure, Lessons for Law Enforcement Course, Apprentice Special Agent Course, Civil Disturbance Operations Course, Advanced Confrontational Interview Technique, Basic Homicide Investigation, Protective Services Training, Civil Disturbance Planning, Resuscitative Medicine Training Program, Basic Non-commissioned Officer Course, Child Abuse Prevention and Investigations Techniques, Advanced Crime Scene Investigative Techniques, Advanced Non-commission Officer Course, Evidence Management Course, Small Group Facilitator Training and Facilitation Course, Special Agent Laboratory Course, EOR Course, First Sergeant Course, Air Assault, Crime Analysis Applications, Law Enforcement Research & Statistical Methods, Critical Incident Peer Support, Basic Combatives Course. Sergeant Major Harrington is a graduate of the United States Army Sergeants Major Academy, Fort Bliss, Texas.
Command Sergeant Harrington’s awards and decorations include: the Meritorious Service Medal (3), Army Commendation Medal (6), Army Achievement Medal (3), Army Good Conduct Medal (4), National Defense Service Medal (2), NCO Professional Development Ribbon (3), Army Service Ribbon, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, and Global War on Terrorism Service Medal. Additionally, he has been awarded the Meritorious Unit Commendation, Parachutist Badge, Air Assault Badge, German Jump Wings, Rams Head Device, and the Military Police Order of the Marechaussee (Bronze).
Mark W. Arnold was born in Kankakee, Illinois and raised in Delavan, Illinois. He is a 1985 graduate of Delavan Community High School and a 2006 graduate of the American Military University of Charles Town, West Virginia, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice. In June 1984, he enlisted in the Illinois National Guard and attended the U.S. Army Military Police training in 1985. In 1987, he enlisted in the U.S. Army and in August 1994, he was accepted into the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command as a Special Agent. In February 1997, he became a U.S. Army Warrant Officer.
His USACIDC assignments include being a member of the General and Economic Crimes Team in Fort Bragg, North Carolina; General and Economic Crimes Team Chief in Camp Humphreys, Korea; Special Agent-in-Charge at Rock Island Arsenal, Illinois; Special Agent-in-Charge in Tallil, Iraq; Commander of the 20th Military Police Detachment (CID), Camp Humphreys, Korea; Military Police Investigation Division Chief, U.S. Army Military Police School at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri; Battalion Operations Officer, 22nd Military Police Battalion (CID)(FWD) in Bagram, Afghanistan; Battalion Operations Officer, 22nd Military Police Battalion (CID), Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. and the Chief of Investigative Operations, at the Headquarters, USACIDC, Quantico, Virginia.
CW5 Arnold is a graduate of the U.S. Army Warrant Officer Candidate School, CID Warrant Officer Basic Course, CID Warrant Officer Advanced Course, Warrant Officer Staff Course and the Warrant Officer Senior Staff Course. Additionally, he attended numerous military and civilian schools and courses during his career to include the Protective Services Training course, Fort McClellan, Alabama, Hostage Negotiation course, Fort McClellan, Alabama; Advanced Fraud Investigation course, Fort McClellan, Alabama; Antiterrorism Program Manager course, Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri; Environmental Crimes Investigations course, Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri; Crime and Criminal Analyst Course, Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, White Collar Crimes Course, Federal Law Enforcement Training Center; and the Fire/Arson Investigation, National Fire Academy.
He has received numerous awards recognizing his work, including the Bronze Star Medal (1) Army Meritorious Service Medal (7); the Army Commendation Medal (2); the Army Achievement Medal (6); Army Good Conduct Medal (3); National Defense Medal; Iraq Campaign Medal; Afghanistan Campaign Medal; Global War on Terrorism Service Medal; NATO Medal; Korea Defense Service Medal; NCO Professional Development Ribbon (2); Army Service Ribbon, and the Overseas Service Ribbon (6).
CW5 Arnold is currently the Group Operations Officer, 3rd Military Police Group (CID), Hunter Army Air Field, Georgia.
The 5th Military Police Battalion (CID) is headquartered in Kleber Kaserne, Kaiserslautern Germany. The 5th MP Bn (CID) offices provide investigative support to Army interests and protective services to high risk personnel in Europe and Africa.
The Benelux CID Office provides support for Belgium and the Netherlands.
BENELUX CID Office
SHAPE Bldg. 342 Unit 21420
APO AE 09705
The 481st Military Police Detachment (CID) is headquartered at Wiesbaden, Germany. The Detachment provides felony criminal investigative support to U.S. Army Europe within the Wiesbaden and Baumholder Military Communities.
Wiesbaden CID Office
481st MP Detachment (CID)
APO AE 09005
Baumholder CID Office
481st MP Detachment (CID)
Unit 23813, Box 35
APO AE 09034
Gebaeude 8720, Aulenbacher Str.
COM from U.S.: 011-49-143-531-2810/2820
COM from Germany: 0611-143-531-2810/2820
The 515th Military Police Detachment (CID) is headquartered at Kaiserslautern, Germany. The Detachment provides felony criminal investigative support to U.S. Army Europe within the Kaiserslautern and Stuttgart Military Communities and Italy.
Kaiserslautern CID Office
515th MP Detachment (CID)
APO AE 09054
Stuttgart CID Office
515th MP Detachment (CID)
APO AE 09107
The 262nd Military Police Detachment (CID) is headquartered at Grafenwoehr, Germany. The Detachment provides felony criminal investigative support to U.S. Army Europe within the Grafenwoehr, Hohenfels and Ansbach Military Communities.
Grafenwoehr CID Office
262nd MP Detachment (CID)
APO AE 09114
Hohenfels CID Office
262nd MP Detachment (CID)
APO AE 09173
Ansbach CID Office
APO AE 09177
Gebaude 5917-D Wing
DSN Fax: 314-467-2485
Protective Services Unit in Germany
The Protective Services Unit (PSU), 5th MP Battalion (CID) mission commands the PSDs supporting the Supreme Allied Command Europe (SACEUR), U.S. Africa Command (USAFRICOM), and the Surveillance Detection Team (SDT) in order to provide protective services oversight for HRP designated principals headquartered in the 5th MP BN (CID) area of operations. On order, provide additional PSD support for OSD, JCS, and DA designated HRP's traveling OCONUS.
The PSU AFRICOM Detail is responsible for protecting the AFRICOM Commander and visiting dignitaries. The PSU SACEUR Detail is responsible for protecting the SACEUR Commander and visiting dignitaries.
APO AE 09054
PSU AFRICOM Detail
APO AE 09107
PSU SACEUR Detail
APO AE 09705
Vicenza CID Office
515th MP Detachment (CID)
Unit 31401, Box 35
APO AE 09630
Eastern Europe CID Office
Eastern Europe CID Office
Poland Law Enforcement Coordination Center (PLECC)
APO AE 09017
Phone: +49 162-270-3344
Phone: +49 162-270-3383
The 10th Military Police Battalion (CID) provides criminal investigative support to military commanders in both war and peace time environments. The 10th MP Bn (CID) remains one of CID's busiest and most deployed units.
The Soldiers of the 10th MP Bn (CID) have served in Operations Just Cause & Promote Liberty, Panama; Desert Shield/Desert Storm, Saudi Arabia/Iraq; Multi-National Observers Mission, Sinai; Uphold Democracy, Haiti; Hurricane Andrew, Florida; Operation Noble Eagle, U.S.A.; Operation Enduring Freedom, Kuwait/Afghanistan; and twice in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, Kuwait/Iraq.
The Battalion provides investigative oversight to the military communities and surroundings areas of Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Fort Jackson, South Carolina; Fort Stewart, Georgia; Fort Gordon, Georgia and Hunter Army Airfield, Georgia.
30th Military Police Detachment (CID)
Fort Stewart CID Office
460 W. Bultman Ave.
Fort Stewart, GA 31314
Hunter Army Airfield CID Office
Bldg 100 Billy Mitchell Blvd
Hunter Army Airfield, GA 31409
32nd Military Police Detachment (CID)
321 Brainard Avenue, Building 33412
Fort Gordon, GA 30905-5670
Fort Bragg CID Office
87th MP Detachment (CID)
Building 8-1221 Randolph Street
Fort Bragg, NC 28307-5000
37th Military Police Detachment (CID)
5483 Marion Avenue
Fort Jackson, SC 29207-6045
The 502nd Military Police Battalion (CID) provides professional criminal investigative services to the United States Army within a 15 state geographical area of responsibility, ranging from northern Alabama and Mississippi, as well as portions of New York, to the Canadian border. On order, deploy individuals or detachments in support of contingency operations.
Redstone CID Office
502nd Military Police Battalion (CID)
Redstone Arsenal, AL 35898-7240
31st Military Police Detachment (CID)
2747 29th Street
Fort Campbell, KY 42223-5638
280th Military Police Detachment (CID)
U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Division Bldg 2004
18 Brandenburg Station Road
Fort Knox, KY 40121
Fort Leonard Wood CID Office
560 Virginia Street
Fort Leonard Wood, MO 65473
62nd Military Police Detachment (CID)
South Riva Ridge Loop
Fort Drum, NY 13602-5013
Fort McCoy CID Office
1681 West Eaton Road
Fort McCoy, WI 54656
The Benning CID Battalion "Crime Fighters" provides 24/7 felony criminal investigative support to local commanders, service members, and civilians within its assigned operational area. On order, the Benning CID Battalion deploys individual agents and task organized Criminal Investigative Units to locations worldwide to provide both protective security and felony investigative support.
The Battalion has eight subordinate units located at Fort Benning, Georgia; Fort Rucker, Alabama; Eglin Air Force Base, Florida; Lakeland, Florida; Miami, Florida; Fort Buchanan, Puerto Rico; Soto Cano Air Base, Honduras, and Fort Polk, Louisiana.
Among key supported Army units within the Battalion's area of responsibility are U.S. Central Command; U.S. Special Operations Command; U.S. Southern Command; U.S. Army South; Maneuver Center of Excellence; U.S. Army Combat Readiness Center; Joint Readiness Training Center, Joint Forces Training Center, U.S. Army Aviation Center; Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation; and 75th Ranger Regiment. The Benning CID Battalion supports commanders by conducting felony criminal investigations in support of victims, unit readiness and installation quality of life.
71st Military Police Detachment (CID)
Bldg 5430, Raider Ave
Fort Rucker, AL 36362
Eglin CID Office
101 Chinquapin Drive, Bldg 2398
Eglin Air Force Base FL 32542
Lakeland CID Office
905 N Ingraham Ave
Lakeland, FL 33801
9301 NW 33rd Street
Doral, FL 33172
86th Military Police Detachment (CID)
Fort Benning CID Office
7235 Gillespie Street
Fort Benning, GA 31905
Honduras CID Office
Benning CID Battalion, 3rd MP Group
Soto Cano Air Base, Honduras
BB: (from U.S.) 011-504-9450-3695
DSN: (312) 449-4275
90th Military Police Detachment (CID)
Building 3220 Georgia Avenue
Fort Polk, LA 71459
Puerto Rico CID Office
Building 202 Whitney Street
Fort Buchanan, PR 00934
The Washington CID Battalion conducts felony criminal investigations, criminal intelligence operations, and investigative support program integration in support of U.S. Army Commanders within a thirteen state operational area and the District of Columbia. On order deploys an MP Detachment (CID) or agents to support unified land operations.
The Battalion has ten subordinate units located at West Point, New York; Fort Hamilton, New York; Joint Base Dix-Maguire-Lakehurst, New Jersey; Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania; Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland; Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Virginia; Fort Belvoir, Virginia; Fort Lee, Virginia and Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia.
The Washington CID Battalion executes felony investigations, criminal intelligence, logistical security and forensics support throughout the 13 northeastern United States encompassing 22% of the U.S. population in support of Army interests. The battalion supports Army and Joint Force Commanders key organizations/institutions including HQs Department of the Army, Military District of Washington/Joint Forces HQs - National Capital Region, U.S. Military Academy, six of the seven Senior Service Colleges, TRADOC HQs, CASCOM, Walter Reed Medical Center and more than 12 Army Garrisons. The battalion's special agents also partner with local, state, federal and joint law enforcement agencies.
68th Military Police Detachment (CID)
855 Chisholm Avenue Suite 5345
Fort Meade, MD 20755-5345
Aberdeen Proving Ground CID Office
4505A Springfield Street
Aberdeen Proving Grounds, MD 21005-5001
Fort Dix CID Office
Building 5165B, Maryland Avenue
Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, NJ 08640
Fort Hamilton CID Office
406 General Lee Avenue
Fort Hamilton, NY 11252-7500
West Point CID Office
616 Swift Road
West Point, NY 10996-1584
Carlisle Barracks CID Office
609 Butler Road
Carlisle, PA 17013-5017
12th Military Police Detachment (CID)
Fort Lee CID Office
Building 11109 A. Avenue
Fort Lee, VA 23801-1702
Fort Eustis CID Office
12th MP Detachment (CID)
Building 1499 Washington Blvd
Fort Eustis, VA 23604-5534
Phone: 757-878-4811 ext 224
75th Military Police Detachment (CID)
6104 3rd Street, Bldg. 1457
Fort Belvoir, VA 22060-5592
Fax: 703- 806-3800
Fort Myer CID Office
105 Fenton Circle, Building 305
Fort Myer, VA 22211