We determined that the Army Criminal Investigation Division (CID) generally complied with DoD, Service, and Army CID policies and procedures, as well as with Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency "Quality Standards for Investigations," November 15, 2011, and the "Quality Standards for Inspection and Review," published in January 2012, and revised in December 2020.
However, we determined the Army CID lacked internal controls to ensure that Army CID Inspector General (IG) inspections contained specific performance standards, recommendations, and follow-up procedures to operate effectively. Furthermore, we found areas of noncompliance with required policy updates and other administrative requirements. We determined these observations did not adversely affect the Army CID's ability to respond to and investigate allegations of criminal incidents. Lastly, we identified areas for improvement for increased efficiency and effectiveness, which we discuss later in this report.
We made one recommendation to improve CID policies and procedures for the internal controls of the CID IG inspection process, and 10 recommendations to improve policies and procedures for investigative support programs.