There are some civilian special agents within the specialized units, specifically MPFU and CCIU
, however, the bulk of the force is Soldiers, many who have attended advanced programs in law enforcement techniques, criminal investigations, tactics and procedures.
"We are here to help Soldiers, [Department of the Army] civilians, contractors, and family members." "It was good for the folks here at CCIU
to get the international recognition for the work we are doing," he added.
Army CID recognized the expanding role of computers in criminal activities and investigations, and provisionally established CCIU as the Computer Crime Investigative Team in January 1998.
In January 2000, CCIU was officially established as a criminal investigative organization within CID.
Because investigations of this nature require a specialized level of computer expertise, special agents assigned to CCIU receive advanced computer training from the Defense Cyber Investigations Training Academy, the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center and other technical experts.
By its very nature, and due to the rigorous training required, CCIU is made up of civilian special agents.
The CCIU's C2 team oversees all office operations conducted by the other sections.
The CI and security manager is responsible for the overall management of the automated CI system for the CCIU. He analyzes factual or suspected situations of criminal behavior in significant criminal violations, determines certain patterns and trends of these criminal activities, and prepares analytical reports.
In addition, the CI manager is also the CCIU security manager, coordinating intelligence-related activities for CCIU personnel.
A JA's duties also include review of cases still under investigation by the CCIU. Reviewing cases and advising investigators on legal issues before a case is referred to a prosecutor enhances the efficacy of a case before formal initiation of proceedings.
The CCIU members are the law enforcement element at UNMIK.
(75) The facts reported here are summarized from the case file from CCIU after it was referred to DOJ for prosecution.