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U.S. Marshals Service

Eastern District of Louisiana

United States Marshal Genny May


After being recommended by Senator Mary Landrieu, Genny May was nominated by President Barack Obama on July 31, 2009 to serve as the United States Marshal of the Eastern District of Louisiana in New Orleans, LA. The President appointed Marshal May on March 11, 2010 after she received United States Senate confirmation. On March 31, 2010 she was sworn in by the Marshal Service’s Deputy Director, Chris Dudley, in a ceremony held in Washington D.C.

Marshal May is responsible for the management, administration, and direction of operations throughout the Eastern District of Louisiana. Her overall responsibilities include protecting the United States Courts and judiciary, criminal investigations, executions of federal court orders, and other law enforcement activities. Marshal May is also responsible to act as the chief policy maker, decision maker, and for implementation and development of new programs both administratively and operationally.

Prior to her appointment, Marshal May served as a Louisiana State Police Deputy Superintendent of both the Bureau of Investigations and Support. She ascended through the ranks of the Louisiana State Police serving over varied commands throughout her career such as Detectives, Narcotics, Insurance Fraud, Gaming, Investigative Support, Training, Research and Development, and the Department of Public Safety Police in a career that spanned over thirty-five years. Prior to her thirty-two year employment with Louisiana State Police, Marshal May served three years with the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office. Marshal May has extensive experience in training, investigations and patrol.

Marshal May is a graduate of the 168th session of FBI National Academy. Furthermore, she holds a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Louisiana State University, another Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Southern University, Baton Rouge and a Bachelor of Science degree in Zoology from Southeastern Louisiana University. In 2005 and 2006, respectively, May was an Adjunct Professor at Southeastern Louisiana University and Baton Rouge Community College.

In February 2009, Marshal May retired as a Master Chief Intelligence Specialist from the United States Navy Reserve after twenty-three years of dedicated service. She is the recipient of numerous awards and honors from both her law enforcement and military service and remains active in her community.

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