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6th Military Police Group (CID)

The 6th Military Police Group (CID), headquartered in Fort Lewis, Washington, supports commanders by conducting criminal investigations of serious, sensitive or special interest matters; preventing crime; preserving the force and Army resources in peacetime, combat and contingency operations throughout the group's area of operations. The 6th MP Group (CID) is responsible for all felony criminal investigation matters with a US Army interest throughout an area of operation encompassing the western half of the continental United States, Hawaii, Alaska, and the Pacific Rim to include Korea, Japan and Okinawa.

The 6th Military Police Group (CID) supported an area of operations encompassing 22 states west of the Mississippi river; Alaska; Hawaii; and the Pacific rim focused primarily in Korea and Japan. The 6th Military Police Group (CID) was also responsible for the states of Missouri, Arkansas, Louisiana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, Idaho, Utah, Arizona, California, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, Alaska and Hawaii; the counties of Calhoun, Jersey, Madison, St. Clair, and Monroe in the state of Illinois; the Canadian Provinces of British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, the Yukon Territory, the Northwest Territories of Canada west of longitude 97 degrees west; Mexico; that portion of the Pacific Ocean west of longitude 90 degrees west, except the Galapagos Islands; the Indian Ocean, the area east of longitude 90 degrees east, to include Madagascar, India, China, Mongolia, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, New Guinea, Taiwan, the Philippines, Malaysia, Australia, New Zealand, as well as South Korea, and Japan.

Among key supported Army field elements within the 6th Military Police Group's area of responsibility were the I Corps, Fort Lewis, Washington; the 2nd Infantry Division, Fort Lewis and the Republic of Korea; 25th Infantry Division, Hawaii; and Eighth US Army, Korea. As of 2010, the group consisted of 4 battalions located at Fort Hood, Fort Riley, Fort Lewis and Hawaii. These were the 11th, 19th, 22nd, and 1001st Military Police Battalions (CID).

The 6th Military Police Group was first constituted on 9 March 1965 in the Regular Army as Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 6th Military Police Group and activated on 25 March 1965 at the Presidio of San Francisco, California. The unit was inactivated there on 29 March 1972.

The Group was reactivated 16 October 1994 at Fort Lewis, Washington, there the 6th Military Police Group (CID) was responsible for investigating felony crimes of Army interest, anytime, covering an area that stretches from west of the Mississippi all the way to Asia. The unit investigates all serious felony crimes that had an impact on the Army. The scope of its investigations ranged from murders, to drug investigations, to frauds. It conducts these investigations anywhere the Army happened to be: from Army installations in the United States, Korea and Japan to field training exercises around the world; in peace and in war. Its mission included criminal investigations, logistics security during contingency operations, counter-terrorism, and protective services for selected Department of Defense and international defense leaders.

At the time of its reactivation, the 6th Military Police Group (CID) was a brigade level group with 4 battalion commands known as districts and a separate Field Office in Hawaii: The group headquarters was located at Fort Lewis, Washington, and oversaw all operations within group. Its mission was to support CID operations from west of the Mississippi to Asia. The 11th CID Battalion (CID was located at Fort Hood, Texas and covered most of Texas, southern New Mexico, southern Arkansas, and all of Louisiana. The 19th Military Police Battalion (CID) was located in Seoul, Korea and covered all of Asia with offices in Korea, Japan and Okinawa. The 22nd Military Police Battalion (CID) was also located at Fort Lewis and covered Washington, Oregon, California, Nevada, Idaho, Montana, Arizona and Alaska. The Fort Riley District Battalion was located at Fort Riley, Kansas and covered Kansas, Nebraska, North and South Dakota, Oklahoma, Missouri, Utah, Colorado, Wyoming, northern New Mexico, northern Arkansas, and the Texas panhandle. The Hawaii Field Office was a separate command with responsibility for the Hawaiian Islands and most of the Pacific islands except Guam.

Between 2004 and 2005, the Fort Riley CID Battalion, a provisional battalion headquartered at Fort Riley, Kansas, but with units at 6 additional locations, was reflagged as the 1001st Military Police Battalion. This unit remained assigned to the 6th Military Police Group.

In 2008, the 19th Military Police Battalion was inactivated and concurrently the Korea Field Office (CID) was activated to assume the functions of the former Battalion in Korea. This unit was initially assigned to the 6th Military Police Group. The Battalion's responsibilities in Japan were also transferred to the Group. When the 19th Military Police Battalion reactivated in Hawaii in 2009, it reassumed these functions, including being the higher headquarters for the Korea Field Office (CID). It also assumed responsibility for the CID mission in Hawaii, which resulted in the inactivation of the Hawaii Field Office (CID).




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