• 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 -
    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...
  • 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...
  • 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

04-01-2015

March 31, 2015 - On March 28, 2015, Tierra Hall was found dead behind a house in Durham, North... Read more

04-01-2015

March 31, 2015 - Escapee Wossen Assaye is back in U.S. Marshals custody. Assaye was captured... Read more

04-01-2015

March 31, 2015 - On March 30, 2015, Alex Mundo Lara was arrested by the U.S. Marshals Joint... Read more

04-01-2015

March 31, 2015 - Yesterday, Linwood Fred Clay was arrested by members of the U.S. Marshals Joint... Read more

04-01-2015

March 30, 2015 - The U.S. Marshals Service and the West Virginia State Police joined forces and... Read more

04-01-2015

March 30, 2015 - Last week’s “Fugitive of the Week,” Tyler Twombly, surrendered to his parole... Read more

04-01-2015

March 30, 2015 - In 1987, Ira Anthony Boudreaux was convicted in the Eastern District of... Read more

03-25-2015

March 25, 2015 - The U.S. Marshals Joint Fugitive Task Force arrested a North Carolina fugitive... Read more

03-25-2015

March 24, 2015 - Today, U.S. Marshal Martin Pane announced the arrest of Andre Marcellus Jones,... Read more

03-23-2015

March 23, 2015 - U.S. Marshal Robert Mathieson announces the arrest of Kellum Williams. Williams... Read more