Chapter 7: Protective Service Operations
a. Protective operations are an integral part of the NCIS
mission and provide a vital service to the Department of the
Navy (DON), the Department of Defense (DoD), and the United
generally defined to be all security and law enforcement
measures taken to identify threats or vulnerabilities to
specific principals and to provide security for those
principals. This ranges from personal security training to the
assignment of a Personal Security Detail (PSD).
a. NCIS is the executive agent for all Protective Service
matters within the DON. As such, NCIS executes exclusive
jurisdiction and authority to conduct and coordinate Protective
Service Operations for designated DON High Risk Billets (HRB)
and other designated individuals except as otherwise authorized
by a Combatant Commander. In addition, NCIS performs the
following related functions:
(1) Participates in the review and validation of DON
HRBs as Subject Matter Experts.
(2) Conducts Personal Security Vulnerability Assessments
for designated DON HRBs to determine the level of risk and
vulnerability from terrorist or criminal activities and to
determine the appropriate level of protection.
(3) Executes primary jurisdiction within the DON for
support to the United States Secret Service and to DoD and non-
DoD agencies conducting Protective Service Operations for U.S.
government and foreign Officials.
Protection Detail Establishment.
of support to DON, DoD, and non-DoD agencies. Protective
operations may be undertaken for the following reasons: