Freedom of Information/Privacy Act
Warrant Information System
Department/Agency Name: U.S. Department of
Major Organization Subdivision: United States
Marshals Service (USMS)
Minor Organization Subdivision: Investigative Services Division
Name of Unit:
Street Address: CS-3, U.S. Marshals Service Headquarters
Zip Code: 20530-1000
Country: United States
Hours of Service: 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
ABSTRACT: WIN contains the warrant, court records, internal correspondence related to the
warrant and other information on individuals for whom Federal warrants have been issued.
PURPOSE: WIN is used to track the status of all Federal warrants to aid in the investigations of
all Federal fugitives. It is also used to access the NCIC and NLETS systems to obtain criminal
record information from other Federal, state, local and foreign law enforcement agencies
participating in or cooperating with USMS fugitive investigations and apprehension efforts and
to update the respective systems with new prisoner information.
ACCESS CONSTRAINTS: All records in WIN are protected from unauthorized access through
appropriate administrative, physical, and technical safeguards. These safeguards include
restricting access to those with a need to know to perform their official duties, using locks and
alarm devices, passwords and/or encrypting data communications.
USE CONSTRAINTS: Users of WIN will be restricted to only those privileges necessary to
perform assigned tasks.
AGENCY PROGRAM: The USMS is charged with ensuring the effective operation of the
judicial system through the execution of Federal arrest warrants, parole violator warrants, Federal
custodial and extradition warrants, and the investigation of fugitive matters, domestic and
foreign, involving escaped Federal prisoners, probation, parole, mandatory release, and bond
default violators. WIN is an information system tool used to accomplish this.
SOURCES OF DATA: Data contained in WIN is the result of information provided by the
courts, the U.S. Attorneys, other Federal, State, local and foreign law enforcement agencies,
public and private organizations, witnesses, informants, and other persons interviewed during the
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DATE OF LAST MODIFICATION: Ongoing