Department of the Navy Police

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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 is the civilian law enforcement programme of the U.S. Navy, in that it provides professional, civilian, federal police officers, to serve and protect the US Navy community.

It works alongside the active duty personnel of the U.S. Navy Master-at-arms (naval military police).


The DON Police carry out the following duties:

  • law enforcement,
  • force protection,
  • physical security

and antiterrorism missions.[2]

See also[edit]

Military criminal investigative organizations[edit]

Federal law enforcement[edit]

JAG Corps[edit]



  1. ^[bare URL PDF]
  2. ^ "Commander, Navy Installations Command > Regions".