What do US Marshals do and when do they get involved?

I know their a "police" force but what is their basic job to do? are they for crimes, murders, drugs? how do they differ from other "police" forces?

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  • 9 years ago
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    The US 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. Literally, they are FEDERAL POLICE. There are city police, county sheriffs, state patrolmen, and federal marshalls.

    Since 1789, the U.S. Marshals Service has been the enforcement arm of the federal courts and has been responsible for protecting the federal judicial process. The agency ensures the safe and secure conduct of judicial proceedings at more than 400 locations in 94 federal court districts and provides protection for federal judges, U.S. attorneys, assistant U.S. attorneys, personnel, jurors, the visiting public and prisoners.

    Experienced former law enforcement officers work within the agency’s Court Security Officer program. These contracted CSOs receive limited deputations as special deputy U.S. marshals. CSOs detect and intercept weapons and other prohibited items from entering federal courthouses.

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    The U.S. Marshals Service houses and transports all federal prisoners from the time they enter federal custody until they are either acquitted or convicted and delivered to their designated federal Bureau of Prisons facility.

    The Marshals Service has more than 63,000 detainees in custody each day, housed in federal, state, local and private jails throughout the nation.

    In FY 2010, the Marshals received 225,329 prisoners.

    The Marshals Service contracts with approximately 1,800 state and local governments to rent jail space. On average, more than 80 percent of the prisoners are detained in state, local and private facilities — the remaining are housed in various Bureau of Prisons facilities.

    Justice Prisoner and Alien Transportation System -

    The U.S. Marshals Justice Prisoner and Alien Transportation System, sometimes called “Con Air,” moves prisoners between judicial districts, correctional institutions and foreign countries.

    JPATS is one of the largest transporters of prisoners in the world — handling about 977 requests every day.

    JPATS completed 356,603 prisoner and alien movements in FY 2010 (206,358 movements by air; 150,245 by ground transportation).

    Witness Security -

    The U.S. Marshals Service operates the federal Witness Security Program, sometimes referred to as the “Witness Protection Program.”

    The Witness Security Program provides for the security, safety and health of government witnesses and their authorized family members, whose lives are in danger as a result of their cooperation with the U.S. government.

    More than 8,300 witnesses and 9,800 of their authorized family members have participated in the program since it began in 1971.

    Witness Security personnel are the leading authorities and foremost experts on witness security matters, providing guidance and training to many government officials throughout the world.

    Tactical Operations -

    The U.S. Marshals Service performs tactical operations for sensitive and classified missions involving homeland security, national emergencies, domestic crises and the intelligence community.

    The Special Operations Group is a specially trained tactical unit deployed in high-risk/sensitive law enforcement situations, national emergencies, civil disorders and natural disasters. SOG members can perform specialties involving high-risk entry, explosive breaching, sniper/observer, rural operations, evasive driving, less lethal munitions, waterborne operations and tactical medical support.

  • 5 years ago

    The answer believe it or not is the USMS. Within US Code they have "powers of the sheriff" which means they can enforce local law, no other federal agency can do this. In other words, technically they could give you a speeding ticket in Smallville, USA. US Code Title 28, see below. TITLE 28 > PART II > CHAPTER 37 > § 564 Prev | Next § 564. Powers as sheriff How Current is This? United States marshals, deputy marshals and such other officials of the Service as may be designated by the Director, in executing the laws of the United States within a State, may exercise the same powers which a sheriff of the State may exercise in executing the laws thereof.

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    5 years ago

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    Are you watching "Justified"? I love that show! The U.S. Marshals Service, like the FBI and the DEA, are all part of the Executive Branch of our Federal Government. As such, they operate under laws passed by the Legislative Branch, and must work under conditions set by the Judicial Branch (warrants, trials). This is all part of the System of Checks and Balances, and the Separation of Powers in our Constitution. So, by that definition, they are all equally powerful. However, the FBI's mandate seems to cover the most turf. Of course, nowadays any Executive Branch agency seems to be able to claim a "national security" exemption from adherence to laws and warrants. I consider this to be a grave threat to our Constitutional System of Checks and Balances, and the Separation of Powers. But that's my politics, and not related to your question. Check out the Marshals website, below.

  • 4 years ago

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    6 years ago

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    What do US Marshals do and when do they get involved?

    I know their a "police" force but what is their basic job to do? are they for crimes, murders, drugs? how do they differ from other "police" forces?

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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    The only difference is that they enforce federal warrants as well as federal statutes.

    Judicial Security

    Transporting Prisoners/JPATS

    Fugitive Investigations

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    Special Missions and Programs

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    The U.S. Marshals Service (USMS) is the nation’s oldest and most versatile federal law enforcement agency. Federal Marshals have served the country since 1789, often times in unseen but critical ways. To this day, the Marshals occupy a uniquely central position in the federal justice system. The USMS is the enforcement arm of the federal courts, and as such, it is 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 Marshals and Criminal Investigators form the backbone of the agency. Among their many duties, they apprehend more than half of all federal fugitives, protect the federal judiciary, operate the Witness Security Program, transport federal prisoners, conduct body searches, enforce court orders and Attorney General orders involving civil disturbances and acts of terrorism, execute civil and criminal processes, and seize property acquired by criminals through illegal activities.

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    Protecting federal judicial officials — judges, attorneys and jurors is a core mission for the U.S. Marshals. Deputy Marshals employ the latest security techniques and devices during highly sensitive trials throughout the nation.

    Experienced former law enforcement officers, having served in various capacities and specialties throughout their careers, comprise the agency’s Court Security Officer (CSO) program. These contracted CSOs receive limited deputations as special Deputy Marshals and play a vital role in courthouse security. Using security-screening systems, CSOs detect and intercept weapons and other prohibited items that individuals attempt to bring into federal courthouses. Senior Inspectors, Deputy Marshals and CSOs provide security at facilities that house court operations. The agency also oversees each aspect of courthouse construction projects, from design through completion, to ensure the safety of federal judges, court personnel and the public.

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    Fact Sheet: Judicial Security

    Transporting Prisoners/JPATS

    In 1995, the U.S. Marshals and the Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement merged air fleets to create the Justice Prisoner and Alien Transportation System — JPATS. The merger created an efficient and effective system for transporting prisoners and criminal aliens.

    Managed by the U.S. Marshals, JPATS is one of the largest transporters of prisoners in the world, handling more than 950 requests every day to move prisoners between judicial districts, correctional institutions and foreign countries. JPATS completes more than 350,000 prisoner and alien movements annually via coordinated air and ground systems.

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    Fact Sheet: Prisoner Transport

    Fugitive Operations

    The U.S. Marshals is the federal government’s primary agency for conducting fugitive investigations. The Marshals apprehend more federal fugitives than all other law enforcement agencies combined. In fiscal year 2010, the U.S. Marshals arrested more than 36,100 federal fugitive felons, clearing 39,100 federal felony warrants – more than all other law enforcement agencies combined.

    Working with authorities at the federal, state, and local levels, U.S. Marshals-led fugitive task forces arrested more than 81,000 state and local fugitives, clearing 108,200 state and local felony warrants. The Marshals currently leads 75 district fugitive task forces and 7 regional fugitive task forces dedicated to locating and apprehending wanted criminals. The USMS has developed close working relationships with other law enforcement agencies on fugitive matters, and provides assistance, expertise and training to agencies on the federal, state, local and international levels.

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