• our motto: justice, integrity, service
  • strengthening partnerships with our communities
  • making our streets safer everyday
  • promoting diversity to make us one
  • established in 1789, president george washington appointed the first 13 u.s. marshals

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USMSA Announcements

01-09-15

The Department of State is seeking a Spanish speaker with strong judicial security background

12-02-14

Peter James Wilkes, 72, of Benton Harbor, Michigan, passed away November 28, 2014

10-24-14

Spend the day with Marshal Raylan (Character from the hit TV show Justified) and get a behind

10-31-14

2015 Convention site selected at... stay tuned.

10-31-14

Changes to regular and associate membership criteria.

10-31-14

Association Officer selection at 2014 Conference.

10-31-14

New website goes online September 22, 2014.

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UNITED STATES MARSHALS SERVICE HISTORICAL TIMELINE

  • 1789 -
    Oldest Federal Law Enforcement Agency
    The oldest federal law enforcement agency in the United States is truly the Marshals Service. The agency was formed by the Judiciary Act of Sept. 24, 1789. The act specifically determined that law enforcement was to be the U.S. Marshals' primary function. Therefore it appropriately...
  • 1789 -
    The First Generation of United States Marshals
    General Portrait of the First Sixteen Marshals - Building a nation depends not only on the laws that define the government, but also on the quality of the individuals who serve it. President George Washington, as he filled the various offices of the new federal government throughout...
  • 1789 -
    Recognition of the Need for Federal Marshals
    Pictured here is the official portrait of Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Oliver Ellsworth and his wife Abigail.  Ellsworth was the principle author of the judiciary Act of 1789, the charter for the federal judiciary system and the Marshals Service. Senate Bill Number One...
  • 1789 -
    Stopping Counterfeiters (1789-1865)
    Prior to the 20th century, money in the United States came in an amazing of different forms. The federal government made little effort to adopt a standardized currency. Until the Civil War, the United States Mint concentrated its efforts on manufacturing gold and silver coins. Government...
  • 1790 -
    The U.S Marshal Conducted Death Sentences
    The U.S. Marshal has been historically assigned the task of conducting the death sentences on those condemned by federal courts. This stemmed from “An Act for the Punishment of certain Crimes against the United States” (April 30, 1790) and the Judiciary Act of 1789. The first known...

USMS NEWS

01-23-2015

January 23, 2015 - Jonathan Prado was arrested this morning by members of the U.S. Marshals... Read more

01-23-2015

January 23, 2015 - Charles Leon Carr, whose last known address was in Austin, Texas, was... Read more

01-22-2015

January 22, 2015 - After nearly a decade on the run, murder suspect Eduardo Estrada-Garcia is... Read more

01-22-2015

January 22, 2015 - Yesterday morning, Tyrone Stanback Jr. was arrested by members of the U.S.... Read more

01-22-2015

January 22, 2015 - Yesterday morning, Frankie Lamonte Pettiford was arrested by members of the U... Read more

01-22-2015

January 22, 2015 - This afternoon, Jeremiah Decaslo Obrien was arrested by the U.S. Marshals... Read more

01-22-2015

January 22, 2015 - Tremain Vaughn Scott was arrested in Topeka, KS on January 21, 2015. Scott... Read more

01-22-2015

January 21, 2015 - Today, U.S. Marshal Martin Pane announced the arrest of Darnell Stokes, who... Read more

01-21-2015

January 21, 2015 - The man accused of shooting a thirteen-year-old girl as she lay sleeping in... Read more

01-21-2015

January 21, 2015 - The U.S. Marshals Service is selling the Sunny Street Café franchised... Read more