• 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

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 -
    Marshals Conduct National Census (1790-1870)
    U.S. Marshals were required by Congress to take the National Census every ten years.

USMS NEWS

12-18-2014

December 17, 2014 - The U.S. Marshals Service Vermont Violent Offender Task Force arrested... Read more

12-18-2014

December 16, 2014 - 15 Most Wanted Addition - Career criminal Tam Minh Le thought he had covered... Read more

12-18-2014

December 16, 2014 - Today, U.S. Marshal Martin Pane announced the arrest of Tal Katz, who was... Read more

12-18-2014

December 16, 2014 - This morning, Michael Donnell Baskins was arrested by members of the U.S.... Read more

12-15-2014

December 15, 2014 - United States Marshal Robert W. Mathieson announces the capture of Petro... Read more

12-15-2014

December 15, 2014 - Last week’s “Fugitive of the Week,” Joshua John Torres, surrendered to the U... Read more

12-15-2014

December 15, 2014 - Allegheny County Police homicide suspect Darshele Maurice Johnson was... Read more

12-15-2014

December 12, 2014 - The U.S. Marshals Service's Vermont Violent Offender Task Force arrested... Read more

12-15-2014

December 11, 2014 - On December 8th, the U.S. Marshals Service South West Investigative Fugitive... Read more

12-15-2014

December 11, 2014 - The U.S. Marshals Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force today announced the... Read more