INVESTIGATIONS BY DOD COMPONENTS
|Publication Date:||23 June 2017|
Purpose: This issuance:
• Establishes policy, assigns responsibilities, and provides procedures for the DoD Components to conduct investigations in accordance with the authority in DoD Directive (DoDD) 5106.01 and Title 5, United States Code (U.S.C.) Appendix 3 (also known and referred to in this issuance as "the Inspector General Act of 1978, as amended").
• Establishes that DoD Components will not conduct criminal investigations unless the agency or organization has law enforcement authority established by statute in the U.S.C., or Inspector General authority, as prescribed by the Inspector General Act of 1978, as amended, or as granted by the Secretary of Defense under Section 2672 of Title 10, U.S.C.
APPLICABILITY. This issuance:
a. Applies to OSD, the Military Departments, the Office of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the Joint Staff, the Combatant Commands, the Office of the Inspector General of the Department of Defense (IG DoD), the Defense Agencies, the DoD Field Activities, and all other organizational entities within the DoD (referred to collectively in this issuance as the "DoD Components").
b. Does not affect authorities or procedures outlined in DoDD 5106.04, DoD Instruction 5505.02, or Title 10, U.S.C.