The primary responsibility of the U. S. government is national security and the U. S. Marshals Service plays a critical role as can be seen in their latest activities last week. Americans, young and old should get to know the various departments responsible for keeping our country and communities safe.
Overview of the U.S. Marshals Service
The U.S. Marshals Service is the nation’s oldest and most versatile federal law enforcement agency. Federal marshals have served the country since 1789, often in unseen but critical ways. The Marshals Service occupies a uniquely central position in the federal justice system. It is the enforcement arm of the federal courts, involved in virtually every federal law enforcement initiative. Presidentially appointed, U.S. marshals direct the activities of 94 districts — one for each federal judicial district.
More than 3,950 deputy U.S. marshals and criminal investigators form the backbone of the agency. Among their many duties, they protect the federal judiciary, apprehend federal fugitives, seize property acquired by criminals through illegal activities, house and transport federal prisoners and operate the Witness Security Program.
Click on any of the bullet points below to find out more.
- Judicial Security
- Fugitive Operations
- Asset Forfeiture
- Prisoner Operations
- Justice Prisoner and Alien Transportation System
- Witness Security
- Tactical Operations
U.S. Marshals Service Report, May 28 – June 3, 2010
June 03, 2011 – A
June 03, 2011 – United States Marshal Genny May, Eastern District of Louisiana, proudly announced that on May 19th District Deputy Marshals and Task Force Officers participated in the 2011 Louisiana Law Enforcement Torch Run. The group completed a six mile leg of the Torch Run in Jefferson Parish.
June 02, 2011 – Wanted fugitive Reginald “Ricky” Smith was arrested this morning at approximately 10:50 am. Smith was named as the primary suspect in the shooting incident involving two bail bondsmen in the Collinwood area on Cleveland’s east side two weeks ago. Smith was the intended target of the bondsmen due to the fact that he defaulted on his bond in a state drug case he was charged in.
June 01, 2011 – On Tuesday, May 31, 2011, the
June 01, 2011 – U.S. Marshal Albert Najera of the Eastern District of California announced today that the
May 28, 2011 – Early this morning the