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Chief Deputy United States Marshal Kevin M. Platts


CDUSM Platts

Chief Deputy United States Marshal
Kevin M. Platts


Kevin has been married for 28 years and has two sons. Kevin enjoys spending time with his family, friends, neighbors and co-workers, hunting big game animals, camping, boating, whitewater rafting, snowmobiling and hiking in the mountains of Idaho.

As the Chief Deputy U. S. Marshal for the District of Idaho for more than 14 years, Kevin has more than 26 years of experience with the oldest federal law agency. Kevin’s prior positions that he has held with the U.S. Marshals Service are those of an Assistant Chief Deputy U.S. Marshal for 4 years, a Supervisory Criminal Investigator for 2 years, an Inspector for the Federal Witness Protection Program for 3 years, a Criminal Investigator, a Deputy U. S. Marshal, a District Security Officer and as a Student Volunteer in Florida, Virginia, and Texas. Since 2006, Kevin has been a member of the, U.S. Marshals Service Office of Inspection’s Auxiliary Compliance Review Team. Kevin was a member of the U.S. Marshals Service District Advisory Working Group (DAWG) for 2 years, District Staffing Model (DSM) Data Validation Work Group for 6 years, the Prisoner Operation Division’s Detention Management Committee for 2 years and the Justice Prisoner Air Transportation Service (JPATS) Working Group for 9 years.

Kevin’s prior employment was as a Special Agent with the National Automobile Theft Bureau/National Insurance Crime Bureau for almost 2 years and during his college years as a Reserve II Deputy Sheriff with the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office in Tampa, FL in the patrol, detective and jail bureaus for over 2 years.

Kevin has a Master of Science degree from the University of Louisville in the Administration of Justice and a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of South Florida in Criminology. Kevin is also a graduate of the FBI National Academy session #219 and serves as the selection committee chairperson for region one for the Montana Idaho Chapter of FBI National Academy Associates. Kevin was a member of Alpha Phi Sigma National Criminal Justice Honor Society and the International Association of Chiefs of Police. Kevin was the President of the Idaho Chapter of the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association for 10 years. Kevin has been active in Boy Scouts of America for the past 18 years, has received his Wood Badge, is an Assistant Scoutmaster, and is a Brotherhood member of the Order of the Arrow, which is the National Honor Society for Boy Scouts of America.

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