Northern District of Ohio
United States Marshal Peter J. Elliott
On March 10, 2003, Peter J. Elliott was appointed by President George W. Bush as United States Marshal for the Northern District of Ohio after being unanimously confirmed by the United States Senate. In 2009, Marshal Elliott was officially retained by President Barack Obama to continue his service. Marshal Elliott is the 26th overall U.S. Marshal appointed in the district and the longest serving United States Marshal in the history of Northern District of Ohio which was created in 1855. Marshal Elliott is responsible for the management, administration, and direction of operations throughout the district, which consists of the northern forty counties. He is responsible for leading and directing a staff whose core missions include security and protection of the United States Courts, criminal investigations, fugitive apprehension, execution of federal court orders and other law enforcement activities.
Marshal Elliott grew up in Lakewood, Ohio and graduated from St. Edward High School and then Capital University with a Bachelor’s degree in Public Administration. He is a third generation law enforcement officer whose law enforcement career has spanned over 30 years. He worked undercover narcotics then followed in his father’s footsteps and became a Deputy United States Marshal. He later became an ATF Agent investigating terrorism, firearms and explosives cases.
Marshal Elliott has created many new and innovative programs to
further the mission of the US Marshals Service, to increase
collaboration between federal, state and local agencies and to involve
the community in making their streets safer. Most notably, Marshal
Elliott created the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force which has
arrested over 32,000 fugitives since its inception in 2003 and now
includes over 125 partner agencies and over 350 law enforcement
officers. Marshal Elliott created the Fugitive Safe Surrender Program in
which law enforcement partners with the local faith based community and
encourages fugitives to surrender at a local place of worship. This
highly successful program has been duplicated across the country and has
led to the peaceful surrender of thousands of fugitives. He has
partnered with local media outlets to highlight the most wanted
fugitives of our area and has established anonymous tip and text lines
for tipsters to submit information on fugitives.
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