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U.S. Marshals Service

Northern District of Alabama

United States Marshal Chester Martin Keely

Martin Keely, U.S. Marshal

U.S. Marshal Chester Martin Keely 

In February, 2002 after Senate confirmation, President George W. Bush appointed C.M. Keely United States Marshal for the Northern District of Alabama.  Marshal Keely was born in Los Angeles, California.  In 1969 he began his law enforcement career by joining the Mountain Brook, Alabama, Police Department.  In 1987 he was promoted to the rank of Chief of Police.  Marshal Keely holds an Associate in Science degree from Jefferson State College, a Bachelor of General Studies Degree in Law Enforcement Management from Samford University, and a Juris Doctor Degree from the Birmingham School of Law.  Marshal Keely has been admitted to the Bar in the State of Alabama.

Marshal Keely is a graduate of the 136th Session of the FBI National Academy, Quantico, Virginia.  He is the 2001 Past President of the FBI National Academy Associates, Inc., Executive Board.  In 1990 while serving as Chief of Police he received the U.S. Marshals Service Law Enforcement Officer of the Year Award for his work in the Judge Robert S. Vance bombing case.

Marshal Keely is a Rotarian and the recipient of the Rotary Vocational Service Award.  He is a past President of United Cerebral Palsy, Birmingham, Alabama.  He is an alumnus of the 1993-94 Leadership Birmingham class, past president of the Metropolitan Criminal Justice Executive Association, and Alabama Association of Chiefs of Police.  



Historical Listing of United States Marshals for the Northern  District of Alabama is an official site of the U.S. Federal Government, U.S. Department of Justice