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Justice, Integrity & Service

The U.S. Marshals Service is the nation's oldest and most versatile federal law enforcement agency.

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The mission of the U.S. Marshals Service is to enforce federal laws and provide support to virtually all elements of federal justice system through multiple disciplines.


U.S. Marshals Service announces important as well as interesting information on front page.

  • U.S. Marshals and FBI Urge Public to Report Phone Scams

    Hand holding a USMS phone scamThe U.S. Marshals and the FBI are alerting the public of several nationwide imposter scams involving individuals claiming to be U.S. marshals, court officers, or other law enforcement officials. 

Prisoner Suicide Prevention

If you believe a prisoner in the custody of the United States Marshals Service (USMS) has a life-threatening medical or mental health condition requiring IMMEDIATE attention, please dial 911 if you are calling from the same county or city where the prisoner is located; otherwise, call the local emergency telephone number for emergency services for the area where the prisoner is located. You can also directly contact the detention facility where the prisoner is being housed. You may also call the National Suicide and Crisis Lifeline at 988 if the prisoner is in suicidal crisis or emotional distress. 

If you wish to communicate non-emergency prisoner medical and mental health matters, please contact the detention facility where the prisoner is being housed directly or the local USMS Federal District office. A list of the Federal District USMS offices can be found at:

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  • Asset Forfeiture

    The U.S. Marshals Service manages a wide array of assets, including real estate, commercial businesses, cash, financial instruments, vehicles, jewelry, art, antiques, collectibles, vessels and aircraft through dismantling illegal enterprises and depriving criminals of their ill-gotten gains.

    The U.S. Marshals Service plays a critical role in identifying and evaluating assets that represent the proceeds of crime as well as efficiently managing and selling assets seized and forfeited by the Department of Justice.

    The Marshals manage the distribution of proceeds and payments to victims of crime and other innocent third parties, all of which helps to mitigate the financial damage inflicted by criminal activity. 

  • Investigative Operations

    As the nation's oldest federal law enforcement agency, the U.S. Marshals Service has solidified its role in the apprehension of dangerous fugitives, investigation of non-compliant sex offenders, recovery of missing children, and preservation of the criminal justice system’s integrity through its interagency fugitive task forces, international operations, information sharing programs, and close cooperation with other federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies.

    Fugitive apprehension is a principal U.S. Marshals Service mission and has the greatest opportunity to improve public safety by reducing the number of violent offenders in America's communities.

  • Judicial Security

    The U.S. Marshals Service's judicial security personnel are responsible for providing a safe and secure business environment in support of the rule of law. To accomplish this, the agency must be continuously engaged in risk, threat, and vulnerability assessments.

    These efforts result in tailored, intelligence-driven protection that identifies and mitigates threats and vulnerabilities before enemies to the judicial process can exploit them.

    The judicial security team utilizes best practices, innovation, intelligence, and increased collaboration within and outside of the U.S. Marshals Service to improve how it keeps people and places safe every day.

Did You Know?

  • There are 3,858 Deputy U.S. Marshals and Criminal Investigators.

  • 19,200 participants under witness security since 1971.

  • 73,362 fugitives arrested by the U.S. Marshals Service in 2023.

  • 12,117 assets received in fiscal year 2023.

  • 1,570 administrative employees and Detention Enforcement Officers.