The United States Coast Guard Investigative Service (CGIS) is a premier federal law enforcement agency serving to protect the personnel, assets, and integrity of the US Coast Guard across the world. CGIS also investigates civilian-related issues such as crimes on federal/interstate waterways, crimes occurring on cruise lines, human trafficking, drug trafficking, crimes in major ports, and is involved in counter-terrorism.

The CGIS RP is based on a "Regional Response Team" based in the Chesapeak/Capital Region of the agency. This team is made up of Active Duty, Full-Time Reserve, and Civilian personnel and is based in Portsmouth, VA at USCG Atlantic Area Headquarters. To learn more about the CGIS and what it does view our about page and database.

It is currently Spring of 2021 and COVID-19 is not part of our canon.

All members of the CGIS RP must be eighteen years of age or older.

Disclaimer: This is a collaborative writing organization writing fiction based on the Coast Guard Investigative Service. This organization is in no way connected to or a representative of any government agency. We also will elect to eliminate or add items to world events/history for purposes of our writing. To learn more view our database.



Latest News Items

» April of 2021

Posted on 01 May 2021 @ 10:25pm by Chief Warrant Officer 3 Kevin Roe in CGIS News

Hey everyone,

Today is 1 MAy 2021 (OOC of course) and we have entered our second month of operation. I ran through the statistics and in the month of April we made 18 posts, we had 8 members, averaging approximately two posts per member for the month. That's a great start for a brand new sim where we didn't even begin posting until about the middle of the month.

Welcome to all of our new members and those who helped me found the place. Remember our database is a fantastic resource and I'm always available to help. For those of you who don't know I have some real-life Coast Guard experience and happy to lend my expertise.

Looking forward to our future and the great writing I see coming.

Regards,

Stephen


» What's Happening?

Posted on 26 Apr 2021 @ 10:12am by Chief Warrant Officer 3 Kevin Roe in OOC Note

Hey all,

Your friendly Game Manager Stephen here with a quick update on the ongoing things in and out of character! Right now we have our initial first meeting post wrapping up and I'd like to get that posted in the next 24 hours so let's get that done!

So what can you be doing right now?

1) Introduce your character! Please post something solo on your character by 1 MAY.
2) Get your biography situated! A couple of you have mentioned wanting to make some changes and I think one of you still hasn't completed the original draft yet so please get that done by 1 MAY as well.
3) COMMUNICATE! Let me know if either of those is an issue.
4) I'll be setting up some a post dealing with vehicle distribution that will occur IC on 3 MAY.
5) I will be setting up a post with a second meeting occurring on 4 MAY involving preparations to get on to Cape May which will include a briefing on their lodgings.
6) 5 is pending on a JP I will be starting with the Yeoman today.

Questions I've noticed!

1) Please utilize our database we have some things that are canon to our universe you might not find on the web! Anything on our own database overrides anything in real life. There are also fantastic links to real-life references that are very helpful in this situation.

2) Your character can know other characters! The Coast Guard is very small and is a tight-knit community! I've met many people I've crossed in my Coast Guard time multiple times in different places and people that knew my Aunt (who is on Active Duty). I've even ran into coasties I met treating them at a clinic that I met on my civilian job as a paramedic responding to calls together (I work on the Long Island Sound so we work with the Coast Guard a few times a year at least.)

3) Review ranks and get familiar with them... Wikipedia is pretty good about how it is structure. Remember that Warrant Officers are Mr/Miss Sir/Ma'am, NCOs are normally addressed as their rating "YN2" for instance with our Yeoman who is a Petty Officer Second Class and a Yeoman. Any questions about that please ask before submitting a post.

4) We are Coasties! We aren't Guardsman or anything like that. I suppose Coast Guardsman is okay... but we like to call each other Coasties and our teammates are always called our Shipmates (even though we don't have one) or battle buddies (partners).

5) Any questions please please please let me know!

I think that's all I have for now.... Remember posting is open from 1 APR to 3 MAY as of now with 3 MAY being the first workday with RRT3. We are located in Portsmouth, VA there is no such thing as COVID (wouldn't that be nice?). Intro your characters get bios formed up and we will get our first episode underway as soon as we are all moving forward.


» Staff Characters

Posted on 23 Apr 2021 @ 11:07am by Chief Warrant Officer 3 Kevin Roe in OOC Note

Each member of the staff now has a "GM Character" on the character list to add them to posts to write characters not otherwise on the manifest. You may request a GM to input on a post or review it by adding either one or both of us to any post. Hitting us up on Discord and letting us know what you'd like or making an OOC note at the top or bottom of the post is also a good idea.

Thanks!

Stephen


» Now Recruiting!

Posted on 06 Apr 2021 @ 2:00pm by Chief Warrant Officer 3 Kevin Roe in CGIS News

While we are still developing our website the CGIS database has enough information and links to assist in creating a good biography. Existing members of the sim are still building biographies on the website but all applicants must now create a full biography. If you have any questions and would like help building a biography please join our Discord server and the GM will be happy to assist in working side by side in creating a new character.

As of now, we are recruiting for the positions of:

• Special Agent
• Special Agent Trainee
• Senior Special Agent
• IT Specialist (member of field team)
• Administrative Assistant (member of field team)

As of now, the following positions will eventually open as secondary characters for existing members:

• Forensic Scientist
• USCG K9 Handler
• Various Recurring USCG/CGIS Personnel

For more information please join Discord and view our website!


» Now Developing!

Posted on 01 Apr 2021 @ 12:38pm by Chief Warrant Officer 3 Kevin Roe in CGIS News

Welcome to the CGIS website! We are currently in development and not quite ready to begin accepting characters. However, if you'd like to learn more as we develop our database and important information to allow that to happen please join in on our discord server to begin planning! You can join in by clicking here.


Latest Episode Posts

» Showdown in Charleston

Episode: S1E1: Back to Basic
Posted on 09 May 2021 @ 10:02am by Chief Warrant Officer 2 Buzz Bradley

A hot day in Charleston, South Carolina meant two things in the Bradley family. Ice creams by the river followed by fighting. Not the kind of battle that involved voices raised in furious argument, but the sort heralded by running, screaming and waving guns around.

“Duck and weave!” Buzz yelled…


» Take Me Down To The Armoury

Episode: S1E1: Back to Basic
Posted on 07 May 2021 @ 6:50am by Chief Warrant Officer 2 Bryce Grey & Special Agent Angelica Passolini

"Should auld acquaintance be forgot, and never brought to mind? Should auld acquaintance be forgot and days of auld lang syne?" Bryce sang quitely, his rough voice being heard above the silence of the armoury, as he waited for them to issue his rifle and shotgun. The Gunners Mate behind…


» Transients

Episode: S1E1: Back to Basic
Posted on 06 May 2021 @ 9:07pm by Chief Warrant Officer 3 Kevin Roe & Petty Officer Second Class Hannah Belton

After the morning briefing, Hannah returned to her desk with a list of tasks to get done. The top priority was transient housing for the team as they headed to Cape May to cover the station there which she'd not yet heard back about. It took some haggling to get…


» Lunch and a Car

Episode: S1E1: Back to Basic
Posted on 06 May 2021 @ 9:06pm by Chief Warrant Officer 3 Kevin Roe & Chief Warrant Officer 2 Buzz Bradley & Chief Warrant Officer 2 Bryce Grey & Special Agent Angelica Passolini & Special Agent Kamea Kai

Kevin had returned finally from fleet services which was really becoming a pain in the ass having to wait all day for their team to be assigned vehicles. He had gone out in his own vehicle for a bit to set it up, grab some lunch for the team, and…


» Preparing

Episode: S1E1: Back to Basic
Posted on 06 May 2021 @ 9:01pm by Chief Warrant Officer 3 Kevin Roe & Petty Officer Second Class Hannah Belton

"Alright, a couple of things to go over but I felt like offline from the rest of the team would work better," Kevin said, legal pad, pen, coffee mug in hand as he entered his office with the yeoman in tow. "Grab a seat," he said, as he moved around…


Latest Journal Entries

» 3 MAY 2021 - My Team

Posted on 08 May 2021 @ 2:38pm by Chief Warrant Officer 3 Kevin Roe

The day started without much sleep arriving last night from NYC and having to get some semblance of furniture together. I first met with my new SAC who seemed nice enough didn't spend enough time with her to really get a read but I've heard good things through the grapevine…


» 2 MAY 2021 – Relocation to Portsmouth

Posted on 22 Apr 2021 @ 12:45pm by Chief Warrant Officer 3 Kevin Roe

It was hard to sit down and write this entry but like George I planned on keeping a log of everyday of my service in the United States Coast Guard. Today was a long day sending my household goods to my new place ahead of my actual departure from New…