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U.S. Marshals Service

Eastern District of Louisiana

United States Marshal - Genny May


Genny May was appointed by President Barack Obama on March 11, 2010 to serve as the United States Marshal of the Eastern District of Louisiana in New Orleans, LA.

Marshal May is responsible for the management, administration, and direction of operations throughout the Eastern District of Louisiana. Her overall responsibilities include protecting the United States Courts and judiciary, criminal investigations, executions of federal court orders, and other law enforcement activities. Marshal May is also responsible to act as the chief policy and decision maker, and for the implementation and development of new programs both administratively and operationally.

Prior to her appointment, Marshal May served as a Louisiana State Police Deputy Superintendent of both the Bureau of Investigations and Support. She ascended through the ranks of the Louisiana State Police serving over varied commands throughout her career such as Detectives, Narcotics, Insurance Fraud, Gaming, Investigative Support, Training, Research and Development, and the Department of Public Safety Police. Prior to her employment with Louisiana State Police, Marshal May served with the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office. Marshal May has extensive experience in training, investigations and patrol.

Marshal May is a graduate of the 168th session of the FBI National Academy. She is currently pursuing a Doctor of Philosophy of Liberal Arts at the University of New Orleans. Furthermore, she holds Master’s Degrees in Public Administration from Louisiana State University, Criminal Justice from Southern University, Baton Rouge and Urban Studies from the University of New Orleans. In 2005 and 2006, respectively, May was an Adjunct Professor at Southeastern Louisiana University and Baton Rouge Community College.

Marshal May retired as a Master Chief Intelligence Specialist, Enlisted Air Warfare Specialist, from the United States Navy after twenty-three years of dedicated service in both the reserves and active duty. She is the recipient of numerous awards and honors from both her law enforcement and military careers and remains active in her community.

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