According to their website, "The Marine Corps is looking for a few good people.
In fact, they are looking for many good people. In June of 2007, the Marine
Corps adopted a plan to begin the hiring of approximately 1,200 Civilian Police
Officers. This expansion of civilian policing reduces the operational stress on
Marine Corps Military Police and enhances security and police services across
the Marine Corps. Since 9/11, all branches of the military have identified
greater requirements for police and security to protect the property and the
people that are responsibility for the defense of the nation. Limitations on
growing the active duty force have resulted in the hiring of civilians to
provide Security and Law Enforcement services across the Department of Defense.
The Marine Corps initiated a Civilian Police force in 2005 and has established
Marine Corps Police Departments in Albany, GA, Jacksonville, FL, and Barstow,
CA. At the close of FY11, there are over 800 Police Officers working alongside
their Marine Military Police counterparts at Marine Corps Police Departments
across the United States. The police officer hires continue with a target of
hiring 200 in FY12. After FY12, as the requirements increase and replacements
are needed, we will continue to hire for the foreseeable future. These new
police officers will be working side-by-side with Marine Corps Military Police
at Marine Corps Installations across the United States."