David L. Harlow,
David Harlow became the Deputy Director of the U.S. Marshals Service (USMS) in
February 2014. As Deputy Director, he is focused on ensuring accountability and
excellence, and bringing about successful organizational change.
Previously, Deputy Director Harlow served as the Associate Director
for Operations (ADO), managing the USMS Operational Directorate,
including Investigative Operations, Judicial Security, Witness Security,
Justice Prisoner and Alien Transportation System, Tactical Operations
and Prisoner Operations. Before his promotion to ADO in November 2012,
Deputy Director Harlow was Assistant Director of the Investigative
Operations Division (IOD), overseeing the Agency’s extensive fugitive
investigations mission.Deputy Director Harlow served as Chief of the USMS Sex Offender
Investigations Branch from 2008 to 2011. In that capacity, he oversaw
the development and deployment of the Agency’s newest investigative
program, the Sex Offender Apprehension Program, including national sex
offender special apprehension initiatives that focus USMS resources on
noncompliant and fugitive sex offenders.
He also oversaw the National Sex Offender Targeting Center (NSOTC),
an interagency intelligence and operations center supporting the
identification, investigation, location, apprehension, and prosecution
of non-complaint, unregistered fugitive sex offenders, and developed the
USMS Behavioral Analysis Unit to assist with prioritizing and targeting
non-compliant and fugitive sex offenders and safeguarding USMS
employees.Prior to arriving at Marshals Service Headquarters, Deputy Director
Harlow was the Chief Deputy United States Marshal for the Eastern
District of Virginia, where he was also the Deputy Commander of
Operation FALCON III and Commander of Operation FALCON 2007.
Deputy Director Harlow’s career with the USMS began in 1983, as a
Deputy U.S. Marshal in the Northern District of Ohio (N/OH). He served
in N/OH until 2007, accomplishing many things, including developing the
first cooperative fugitive apprehension team consisting of multiple law
enforcement agencies in the Toledo Metropolitan area, overseeing the
development of the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force, and
serving as Task Force Commander.Throughout his career, Deputy Director Harlow has received several
awards, including Attorney General’s Awards, Director’s Awards, and
several other special act and performance awards. He is an active member
of the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association.
Deputy Director Harlow holds a Bachelor’s degree in Law Enforcement
Administration from Western Illinois University. He and his wife, Lisa,
have two sons, Sean and Brian.