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Would a US Marshal guard foreign dignitaries?

Would they ever do anything more exciting than transport or track down fugitives? What about if they worked in the Homeland Security division of US Marshal service?


I'm asking because someone who is one has claimed to drive around Tony Blair while on a UN trip in NYC, fly around the country to 'scout' out hiding places for important witnesses, fly to S. America to 'retrieve' fugitives, etc. and someone told me that a US marshal would not be doing these things...

2 Answers

  • Teekno
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer

    Foreign dignitaries are protected by the DSS, not the Marshals.

    The Marshals are the strong arm of the Federal Courts. They don't have an investigative or protective scope outside of that.

    EDIT: Well, of those three things, the Marshal wouldn't be providing the diplomatic security, but the other two things are absolutely what the Marshals do.

  • 1 decade ago

    Yes we do guard foreign dignitaries, but only during special circumstances, such as U.N. detail's. We fly all over the world to extradite fugitives that were captured in foreign countries and as we protect witnesses for court proceedings and for the witness security program it is not unusual that we would provide safe houses, which means "scouting" of possible sites.

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