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U.S. Marshals Service

District of Massachusetts

United States Marshal - John Gibbons

U.S. Marshal John Gibbons

U.S. Marshal John Gibbons

John Gibbons was appointed by President Barack Obama in December 2009, and was sworn in as the United States Marshal for the District of Massachusetts on January 13, 2010.

John Gibbons is the first African American United States Marshal for the District of Massachusetts.

As Marshal, his responsibilities encompass leading and directing operations, including security and protection of the United States Courts, criminal investigations, fugitive apprehension, execution of federal court orders and other law enforcement activities for the 14 counties that make up the District of Massachusetts.

Prior to his appointment with the Marshals Service, Marshal Gibbons served the Commonwealth of Massachusetts for more than 30 years as a Massachusetts State Police Officer retiring with an honorable discharge on December 31, 2009 at the rank of State Police Detective Lieutenant. Marshal Gibbons was assigned to the Division of Investigations for 27 years and held numerous positions including: Unit Commander of the Massachusetts State Police Detective Unit in the Northwestern District Attorney’s Office, and Unit/Section Commander of the State Police Detective Unit-Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office in Western Massachusetts. Marshal Gibbons served as Operational Supervisor on the FBI Western Massachusetts Gang Task Force, Western Massachusetts Team Leader of the Massachusetts State Police Crisis Negotiations Team, Massachusetts Fire Marshal Representative and participated on the Boston-Raymond Luc Levasseur/Nyack N.Y. Brinks Robbery (BOSLUC/NYROB) Terrorism Task Force investigation in the Western Massachusetts area with members of the FBI, New York City Police, New Jersey State Police, and Massachusetts State Police.

Marshal Gibbons earned a Master’s degree in Criminal Justice (1979) and a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science (1978) from American International College (AIC), Springfield, Massachusetts. Marshal Gibbons received an honorary Doctoral Degree in Public Administration from American International College in 2011 and is currently a doctoral candidate in AIC’s Education, Leadership and Supervision program. Marshal Gibbons is an FBI National Academy graduate of the 199th session and a 1994 graduate of the United States Drug Enforcement Administration National Academy. is an official site of the U.S. Federal Government, U.S. Department of Justice