United States Coast Guard Police
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|United States Coast Guard Police|
|Motto||"Service, Integrity, Justice!"|
|Federal agency||United States|
|Operations jurisdiction||United States|
|Parent agency||United States Coast Guard|
The United States Coast Guard Police (CGPD) are law enforcement units stationed at certain shore facilities of the United States Coast Guard.
Officers wear a modified Operational Dress Uniform (ODU) with "CGPD" collar devices in lieu of their rank. There is a CGPD shoulder patch worn on both shoulders, a CGPD badge/shield worn on the left breast and the CGPD patch repeated on the blue baseball cap. Sometimes, equipment vests with "USCG" or "USCG POLICE" are worn over the top.
CGPDs are overseen by a Command Security Officer, who is responsible for physical security aboard shoreside facilities .
The position of Chief of Police is usually held by a Chief Warrant Officer (W-2) or Chief Petty Officer (E-7), who oversees the day-to-day activities of a CGPD.
A Petty Officer First Class (E-6) usually holds the position of Deputy Chief of Police. Shift supervisors are usually assigned by seniority.
Police officers usually consist of Coast Guardsmen with the rank of E-3 to E-7. CGPD personnel attend formal law enforcement training through the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center and/or other civilian police academies. Select personnel may also attend advanced training.
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