AFOSI opens an investigation on any Air Force member that is classified a deserter by the member's command. AFOSI will then classify the deserter a fugitive if either of the two following requirements is met: a) if the member deserted to avoid a criminal investigation, prosecution or incarceration, or b) if the member had access to any level of classified information that, if disclosed, would jeopardize national security interests of the United States. For those reasons, AFOSI will continue to search for every fugitive until the member is returned to military control. If you have information about an Air Force fugitive, please call: (877) 246-1453. You may do so anonymously. You may also send information using the "Crimebusters" link that appears on the right side of this page.