U.S. Marshal Brian Underwood
Brian T. Underwood took the oath of office as the United States Marshal
for the District of Idaho on May 20, 2010.
Mr. Underwood was born in
Idaho and is proud to be a lifelong Idahoan.
Marshal Underwood is the 30th overall U.S. Marshal appointed in Idaho.
The first U.S. Marshal was appointed to the Idaho Territory in 1863 by
President Abraham Lincoln.
The U.S. Marshal’s Service is the nation’s oldest Federal Law
Enforcement Agency. Marshal Underwood is responsible for the leadership
and direction of United States Marshals Service operations in the
District of Idaho. His overall responsibilities include protecting the
United States Courts and Federal Judges, Enforcement of the Adam Walsh
Child Protection and Safety Act, Dangerous Fugitive Apprehension,
Execution of Federal Court Orders, and other appropriate Federal Law
Enforcement activities. He is proud of his work with State, County, City
and Tribal Law Enforcement in the important work of crime reduction in
Prior to his appointment by the President of the United States and
unanimous confirmation by the United States Senate on April 22, 2010,
Mr. Underwood joined the Idaho Department of Corrections in 1992 as a
Probation/Parole Officer, rising through the ranks to serve as District
Manager of Southeast Idaho. From 2002 to 2010, he served as a Warden
with the Idaho Department of Corrections. Early in his career, Mr.
Underwood supervised the most difficult and dangerous adult felons on
what was at the time called the “Intensive Supervision Team.”
Prior to his service with Idaho Corrections, Mr. Underwood worked as
a Police Officer for the City of Pocatello, Idaho, from 1988 to 1992. As
a Police Officer he was awarded several commendations for his work. Mr.
Underwood achieved Idaho’s Advanced Peace Officer Certification in 1999.
He earned an Associate’s degree in 1993, and a Bachelor of Science
degree in 1998, both from Idaho State University. Other notable service includes 10 years as an elected member of the
Pocatello City Council. He also served as a board member for the
Pocatello/Chubbuck Chamber of Commerce and Bannock Development
Corporation and was Treasurer for the Bannock County Child Abuse Task