DODD 5505.03 CE-02
Initiation of Investigations by Defense Criminal Investigative Organizations
|Publication Date:||13 February 2017|
PURPOSE. This instruction:
a. In accordance with the authority in DoD Directive (DoDD) 5106.01 (Reference (a)), reissues DoD Instruction (DoDI) 5505.3 (Reference (b)), changes the subject title, and establishes policy and updates the responsibilities and procedures to ensure the independence, objectivity, and effectiveness of the Defense Criminal Investigative Organizations (DCIOs).
b. Implements section 1732(b) of Public Law 113-66 (Reference (c)) for DCIOs.
c. Establishes policy that requires DCIOs to identify a DoD nexus before initiating a criminal investigation or operation.
APPLICABILITY. This Instruction 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 DoD, the Defense Agencies, the DoD Field Activities, and all other organizational entities within the DoD (hereafter referred to collectively as the "DoD Components").