Department of Defense
February 27, 2013USD(P)SUBJECT: Defense Support of Civilian Law Enforcement AgenciesReferences: See Enclosure 11. PURPOSE. In accordance with the authority in DoD Directive (DoDD) 5111.1 and DeputySecretary of Defense Memorandum (References (a) and (b)), this Instruction:a. Establishes DoD policy, assigns responsibilities, and provides procedures for DoD supportto Federal, State, tribal, and local civilian law enforcement agencies, including responses to civildisturbances within the United States, including the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and any territory or possession of the United States or any other political subdivision thereof in accordance with DoDD 3025.18 (Reference (c)). b. Prescribes the regulations required by section 375 of title 10, United States Code (U.S.C.)(Reference (d)).c. Incorporates and cancels DoDDs 3025.12, 5525.5, and 5030.46 (References (e), (f), and(g)).2. APPLICABILITY. This Instruction:a. Applies to OSD, the Military Departments, the Office of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefsof Staff (CJCS) and the Joint Staff, the Combatant Commands, the Defense Agencies, the DoDField Activities, and all other organizational entities within the DoD (hereinafter referred to
collectively as the “DoD Components”).
b. Applies to the Office of the Inspector General of the Department of Defense (IG, DoD)only to the extent that this Instruction does not conflict with any of the duties and responsibilitiesassigned to the IG, DoD pursuant to section 8(g) of Appendix, title 5, United States Code(U.S.C.)
(also known as “
The Inspector General Act of 1978, as amended