Northern District of Texas
Task Force Information
In January, 2004, the United States Marshals Service for the
Northern District of Texas established a full time fugitive task
force to target violent fugitives. The task force, was known as the
Dallas Ft. Worth Fugitive Apprehension Strike Team or DFW FAST until
October 1, 2011. At that time, task force operations were relocated
to Grand Prairie, Texas and the official name became the North
Texas Fugitive Task Force. The task force is a combination of
diverse resources from participating Federal, state, and local
agencies and provides a mechanism for these resources from a variety
of agencies to concentrate on a single goal: apprehending violent
fugitives in the North Texas area and throughout the United States.
Since 2004, the task force has been a key component in numerous Department of Justice initiatives in the North Texas area.