• our motto: justice, integrity, service
  • strengthening partnerships with our communities
  • making our streets safer everyday
  • promoting diversity to make us one
  • Inspiring Hollywood Heroes
  • 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

07-01-2015

June 30, 2015 - Northern Nevada’s U.S. Marshals-led fugitive task force located and arrested... Read more

07-01-2015

June 30, 2015 - Mitchell Meyer, a fugitive who fled the U.S. after failing to appear for trial... Read more

06-29-2015

June 29, 2015 - Statement from Director Stacia Hylton on the end of the search for 15 Most... Read more

06-29-2015

June 29, 2015 - Today, U.S. Marshal Martin J. Pane announced the arrest of Frederick Owens, who... Read more

06-29-2015

June 29, 2015 - The U.S. Marshals’ Southern Ohio Fugitive Apprehension Strike Team arrested... Read more

06-29-2015

June 29, 2015 - A suspect wanted in connection with an armed robbery in Wyoming, Michigan was... Read more

06-29-2015

June 25, 2015 - This afternoon, Shenandoah Freeman was arrested by the U.S. Marshals Joint... Read more

06-24-2015

June 23, 2015 - A fugitive who fled after violating conditions of his pre-trial release was... Read more

06-23-2015

June 22, 2015 - U.S. Marshals Cops United Felony Fugitive Enforcement Division Task Force... Read more

06-23-2015

June 22, 2015 - Today, U.S. Marshal Martin Pane announced the arrest of Nygee Taylor, who was... Read more