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Department of the Navy Police
AbbreviationUS Navy Police, US Navy Security Forces, DON Police[1]
Jurisdictional structure
Federal agencyUnited States
Operations jurisdictionUnited States
General nature
Operational structure
Sworn membersPolice Officer (Federal Civil Service GS-0083)
Parent agencyDepartment of the Navy

The United States Department of the Navy Police (DoN Police) is the uniformed security police program of the United States Navy. It provides professional, civilian, federal police officers to serve and protect U.S. Navy personnel, properties, and installations. DoN Police personnel represent the Department of the Navy's contribution to the Department of Defense Police program. DoN Police officers primarily work alongside U.S. Navy masters-at-arms, the military police of the U.S. Navy. Although under the Department of the Navy, the United States Marine Corps (USMC) maintains its own civilian law enforcement program for Marine Corps-centric installations, the USMC Civilian Police. Despite both employing civilian special agents, neither the Naval Criminal Investigative Service nor the USMC Criminal Investigation Division fall-under the auspices of the DoN/DoD Police; both agencies have their own chains of command.


A DoN Police sergeant (right) working alongside a USN master-at-arms (left) during a counterterrorism training exercise at Naval Support Activity Bethesda

The DON Police carry out the following duties:

and antiterrorism missions.[2]

See also

Military criminal investigative organizations

Federal law enforcement

JAG Corps



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  2. ^ "Commander, Navy Installations Command > Regions".