The United States Marshals Service has a long
history of protecting and supporting the United States (federal) courts
to make sure individuals conducting judicial business are safe and can
perform their duties fairly.
The Marshals Service has various programs to help
protect everyone involved in the different stages of the judicial
process. The larger programs include: Judicial Security, Prisoner
Services and Investigative Services. Supporting programs include
Special Assignments and Special Operations Group. The core
of the United States Marshals Service are the Deputies and
Administrative personnel that work in the 94 Districts all over
the United States, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.
The federal judicial process has procedures that deputy marshals must
follow. For example, a court official gives warrants (written orders) to
deputy marshals directing them to do a search (a place), seizure (take
possession) or arrest (bring to jail) or to execute a judgment (deliver
a court’s final decision). Deputy marshals also secure (keep safe) all
places where federal judicial business is conducted. Deputy marshals
protect judges, jurors, witnesses and other persons whose safety may be
threatened (danger of being hurt) because of their duties. Deputies
safely move prisoners to and from court, make sure they are fed,
medical treatment and are confined (jailed).
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