Stacia A. Hylton, Director
Director Hylton attended Northeastern University on a full athletic
scholarship and received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal
Justice. She began her 32-year law enforcement career as a Deputy United
States Marshal. During her tenure with the U.S. Marshals Service, she
has held several positions in diverse mission areas, including 10 years
as a member of the USMS Special Operations Group.
Director Hylton also served as an instructor at the USMS Training
Academy; Witness Security Inspector; Chief for the Judicial Security
Programs; Chief Deputy, District of South Carolina; and Assistant
Director for Prisoner Operations. Additionally, she was the agency’s
Emergency Response Incident Commander for such assignments as Ground
Zero after 9/11.
In 2004, Director Hylton was appointed as the Attorney General's Federal
Detention Trustee. Since 2010, when she was appointed Director of the
Marshals Service, she has led a key Department of Justice law
enforcement agency responsible for federal judicial security; fugitive
apprehension; witness security; asset forfeiture; and prisoner
Director Hylton serves on the Executive Committee for the International
Association of Chiefs of Police, as well as on the Board of Directors
for the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. She is the
recipient of numerous awards including the Presidential Distinguished
Service Award and the Attorney General Edmund Randolph Award in
recognition of outstanding service.