32 CFR 185.1 - Purpose.
(a) Establishes policy and assigns responsibilities for DSCA, also referred to as civil support.
(b) Supplements the regulations (in DoD Directive 5525.5) 1 required by section 375 of title 10, United States Code (U.S.C.), regarding military support for civilian law enforcement.
1 Available for downloading at http://www.dtic.mil/whs/directives/corres/pdf/552505p.pdf
(c) Sets forth policy guidance for the execution and oversight of DSCA when requested by civil authorities or by qualifying entities and approved by the appropriate DoD official, or as directed by the President, 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 political subdivision thereof.
(d) Authorizes immediate response authority for providing DSCA, when requested.
(e) Authorizes emergency authority for the use of military force, under dire situations, as described in § 185.4(i) of this part.