The Investigative Arm of the National Park Service


The special agents of the National Park Service Investigative Services Branch (ISB) are a specialized and highly trained team of criminal investigators. They work year-round and around the clock to investigate complex, sensitive, and long-term cases of all types of crimes. ISB special agents are stationed across America's more than 420 national parks and report directly to NPS headquarters in Washington, D.C.

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What We Do

We investigate complex, sensitive, and/or long-term cases of all types of crimes

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News and Updates

Get the latest case updates and other news from the NPS Investigative Services Branch

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Cold Cases

Cold cases include missing persons and unsolved incidents - do you have information that could help investigators?

Last updated: January 21, 2022