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U.S. Marshals Service

Northern District of Georgia

United States Marshal - Michael S. Yeager


 U.S. Marshal Michael Yeager
U.S. Marshal Michael Yeager

Michael S. Yeager was appointed as the United States Marshal for the Northern District of Georgia by President Donald J. Trump on January 15, 2019.

As the United States Marshal, Yeager leads U.S. Marshals Service activities for the Northern District of Georgia, including federal judiciary protection, federal fugitive apprehension, seized asset management, federal prisoner housing and transportation, and Witness Security Program operation.
Marshal Yeager began his law enforcement career in 1980 as a patrolman with the Newnan Police Department, served as a Surveillance Officer with the Georgia Department of Corrections in the Intensive Probation Supervision Program, and served as the captain of Coweta County Sheriff's Office Criminal Investigations. He is a state certified law enforcement instructor. Marshal Yeager was first elected Coweta County's Sheriff in 1993. He served seven terms in this capacity.

Professionally, Marshal Yeager served as Chairman of the Georgia Peace Officer Standards and Training Council, served on the Board of the Georgia Department of Community Supervision and served as a member of the state's Immigration Enforcement Review Board. He is a past President of the Georgia Sheriff's Association and a past president of the Georgia Sheriff's Youth Homes. He is also a member of the National Sheriff's Association, the Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police, the National Association of Chiefs of Police, the Peace Officers Association of Georgia and the Constitutional Officers Association of Georgia. In 2017, Marshal Yeager served as President of the Constitutional Officers Association of Georgia (COAG). This association consists of all Sheriff's, Probate Judges, Tax Commissioners and Superior/State Court Clerks of Georgia. In 2006, Marshal Yeager received the Georgia Sheriff of the Year Award, also in 2006 he received the Governor's Public Safety Award for Outstanding Contribution to Profession. In 1996, he was one of eleven senior law enforcement officers from Georgia selected to participate in a Law Enforcement Exchange Program to Israel (GILEE).

Marshal Yeager attended West Georgia College and Brenau College. He is a graduate of the Clayton Regional Law Enforcement Academy and the Georgia Police Academy. Marshal Yeager is also a graduate of the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Carolina Command College, the National Sheriff's Institute, and the United States Secret Service DPS School. is an official site of the U.S. Federal Government, U.S. Department of Justice