Technical Operations Group
The Technical Operations Group (TOG) provides the U.S. Marshal
Service, other federal agencies, and any requesting state or local law
enforcement agency, with the most timely and technologically advanced
electronic surveillance and investigative intelligence available in the
world. TOG operates from 8 Regional Technical Operations Centers (RTOC)
and 21 field offices throughout the U.S. and Mexico. TOG is comprised of
highly technically criminal investigators, pilots, intelligence analysts
and administrative personnel.
The RTOCs are located in the major metropolitan areas of New York/New
Jersey, Northern Virginia, Atlanta, Birmingham, Chicago, Houston, Los
Angeles and Ft. Lauderdale.
TOG is structured in 2 branches that work simultaneous within the
organization, the Electronic Surveillance Branch (ESB) and the Air
Surveillance Branch (ASB).
The Electronic Surveillance Branch (ESB) provides covert
investigative and intelligence support for Marshal's Service's major
case and 15 Most Wanted fugitive investigations. ESB personnel, in
addition to investigative operations, help prepare court orders, serve
as expert witnesses in the field of electronic surveillance, and train
law enforcement personnel from the United States and the international
law enforcement community in the use of electronic surveillance.
The Air Surveillance Branch (ASB) provides aerial
surveillance, electronic tracking, and other aerial platforms functions
in support of Marshals Service operations. TOG aircraft provide vital
intelligence during the investigation and arrest of some of the
country's most dangerous fugitives.