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8. Fact Sheet U.S. Marshals Service 2016
Mon Jan 30, 2017, 12:46 PM
Jan 2017
Fact Sheet U.S. Marshals Service 2016

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.

Approximately 3,752 deputy U.S. marshals and criminal investigators form the backbone of the agency.

The duties of the U.S. Marshals Service include protecting the federal judiciary, apprehending federal fugitives, managing and selling seized assets acquired by criminals through illegal activities, housing and transporting federal prisoners and operating the Witness Security Program.

The agency’s headquarters is just across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C.

United States Marshals Service

Common name
U.S. Marshals

Agency overview

Formed
September 24, 1789

Legal personality
Governmental: Government agency

Jurisdictional structure

Federal agency
United States

Constituting instrument
United States Code, Title 28, Chapter 37

General nature
Federal law enforcement
Civilian agency

Operational structure

Headquarters
Arlington County, Virginia, U.S.

Sworn members
94 U.S. Marshals, 3,953 Deputy U.S. Marshals and criminal investigators[2]

Agency executive
David Harlow, Deputy Director

Parent agency
Department of Justice

The United States Marshals Service (USMS) is a federal law enforcement agency within the U.S. Department of Justice (see 28 U.S.C. § 561). It is the oldest American federal law enforcement agency, which was created by the Judiciary Act of 1789. The Marshals Service is attached to the Judicial branch of government, and is the enforcement arm of the federal courts. It is the primary agency for fugitive operations, responsible for prisoner transport, the protection of officers of the court, and for the effective operation of the judiciary. The Marshals Service operates the Witness Protection Program, and serves federal level arrest warrants.
tRump, that's how. SammyWinstonJack Jan 2017 #1
Who enforces this when they fail to comply? Ligyron Jan 2017 #2
Federal marshals* mahatmakanejeeves Jan 2017 #3
Who controls the US Marshalls? NewJeffCT Jan 2017 #7
Fact Sheet U.S. Marshals Service 2016 mahatmakanejeeves Jan 2017 #8
Thanks NewJeffCT Jan 2017 #12
I saw that. So, though, are the higher up members of the Judiciary. mahatmakanejeeves Jan 2017 #13
American Taliban taking us back to the Dark Ages MasonDreams Jan 2017 #4
Magna Carta? mahatmakanejeeves Jan 2017 #14
Almost Magna Carta MasonDreams Jan 2017 #19
Change flights Alpeduez21 Jan 2017 #5
This doesn't have anything to do with the airport FBaggins Jan 2017 #6
Not to mention.... mahatmakanejeeves Jan 2017 #9
Considering????? Ms. Toad Jan 2017 #10
I bet you they are. TrekLuver Jan 2017 #15
Things that make for great spin don't necessarily make for workable court filings FBaggins Jan 2017 #17
k and r... Stuart G Jan 2017 #11
Can u say "Coup"??? nt Cryptoad Jan 2017 #16
Yes we can. WHEN CRABS ROAR Jan 2017 #22
Sounds like the judge needs to issue some contempt warrants. nt cstanleytech Jan 2017 #18
Get the names of all of the CBP agents and file the warrants. If they don't comply, they r arrested iluvtennis Jan 2017 #21
Treating normal people like terrorists jeanmarc Jan 2017 #20
And CHILDREN KEPT 20 hours without food? raging moderate Jan 2017 #24
Trump & Co., Thuggery as Policy Dark n Stormy Knight Jan 2017 #23
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