USMC Law Enforcement


To attract qualified applicants, the Marine Corps is offering competitive salaries, exceptional benefits, eligibility for federal employment retirement system (FERS), and opportunities for advancement. To see more on pay and benefits, go to: employee benefits description

Marine Corps Police

The Marine Corps is always looking for a few good people, specifically for individuals who wish to protect and serve as law enforcement officers on Marine Corps installations. Working together, Marine Corps Law Enforcement Program (MCLEP) Officers and Marine Corps Military Police Officers comprise the Marine Corps Police Force.

The Marine Corps initiated a civilian police force in 2005 at MCLB Albany, GA, MCSF Blount Island, Jacksonville, FL, and MCLB Barstow, CA. In June 2007, the Marine Corps adopted a plan to begin hiring civilian police officers at all installations in order to reduce the operational stress of Marine Corps Military Police and enhance security and police services across the Marine Corps. There are over 850 civilian police officers working within MCLEP and hiring will continue for the foreseeable future at all Marine Corps Installations.

The goal of MCLEP is to supplement our professional law enforcement departments with individuals who are well trained, disciplined, and responsive to the Marine Corps Community and share in the reputation of the force it protects.

Basic hiring requirements are: Physical Agility Test, physical health examination, drug test, Body Mass Index, background investigation, and Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI-II). Upon hiring, must successfully complete the Marine Corps Police Academy Basic Police Officers Course. For those with recent law enforcement experience and training, the Basic Police Officers Course requirement may be waived.

Who Can Apply

The Marine Corps welcomes retired and former Marines, members from other branches of the military, and qualified men and women who have no experience in the military, but wish to serve in the Marine Corps as Civilian Police Officers. We are looking for the best qualified candidates, regardless of the source.

How to Apply

Marine Corps Police welcome former military and qualified men and women who have no experience in the military. The goal is to supplement our professional law enforcement agency with individuals that are well traned, disciplined, and responsive to the Marine Corps Community, and shares in the reputation of the force it protects. 

Apply at : (use keyword "MCLEP" to search USMC Law Enforcement positions)

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As an employee, you will receive:

  • A competitive salary
  • Low cost health and life insurance
  • Comprehensive retirement plan
  • Many more supporting benefits

As a federal employee, you have numerous employee safegaurds that ensure that promotion and advancement are based on performance, achievement and productivity.

Credit may be applied for active duty in the U.S. Uniformed Service.

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Marine Corps Law Enforcement Support Positions

  • Evidence Custodian GS-1801-07/09
  • Domestic Animal Control GS-0303-04/05
  • Pass and ID/Vehicle Registration Clerk GS-0303-04/05
  • RFI Technician GS-2005-05
  • Training Specialist GS-1712-09
  • Criminal Intelligence Analyst GS-1801-09
  • Security Assistant GS-0086-06
  • Alarm Monitor GS-0086-07
  • Small Arms Repairer WG-6610-05
  • Alarm Monitor: (GS-0086) MCESS training performed by Physical Security Section
  • Criminal Intelligence Analyst : (GS-1801) International Association of Law Enforcement Intelligence Analyst (ILEIA)
  • RFI Technician: (GS-2005) Arms, Ammunition, and Explosives (AA&E) Screening
  • Small Arms Technician: (WG-6610) Arms, Ammunition, and Explosives (AA&E) Screening, required to provide Prior to Firing Inspection (PFI) and Limited Technical Inspection (LTI), and US Army Armorer Certification Course or HQ approved equivalent
  • Trainer: (GS-0083 and 1712) Must successfully complete the Marine Corps Advance Range Safety Officer Course and Basic Instructor Certification Course, must successfully complete National Incident Management System (NIMS) IS-100, IS-200, and IS-700, and must successfully receive certifications in the following:
    1. Non-lethal Weapons Instructor, including Taser, baton and Oleoresin Capsicum (OC) spray
    2. Small Arms Marksmanship Instructor
    3. Emergency Vehicle Operations Course (EVOC) Instructor
    4. Speed Measuring Instructor for Radar and Lidar
    5. Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Instructor
    6. Gas Mask Fit Test Certification

  • Physical Security: (GS-0080) Incumbent is required to complete one of the following training courses/certifications within 12 months of hire: U.S. Army Conventional Physical Security Course, Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) Physical Security Course, ASIS International Physical Security Professional Certification or Security Professional Educational Development (SPED) Physical Security Certification (PSC), if not accomplished prior to hire.  

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Marine Corps Police Positions


  • Police Officer GS - 3/4/5/6/7
  • School Resource Officer - GS 5/6/7
  • Criminal Investigator - GS 7/9/11
  • Field Training Officer - GS 7/8
  • Special Reaction Team Member GS - 7/8
  • Traffic Accident Investigator GS - 7/8
  • Military Working Dog Handler GS - 7/8
  • Physical Security Specialist GS - 7/8
  • SRT Team Lead - GS 9
  • Police Officer Trainer- GS 9
  • Police Officer Detective - GS 9
  • Kennel master GS - 10
  • Special Reaction Team Commander GS - 10
  • Traffic Accident Investigation Supervisor GS - 10
  • Watch Commander GS - 10
  • Assistant Operations Officer GS - 11
  • Assistant Services Officer GS - 11
  • Operations Officer GS - 11/12
  • Services Officer GS - 11/12
  • Supervisory Criminal Investigator GS - 12
  • Deputy Police Chief GS - 12/13
  • Chief of Police GS - 13

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