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U.S. Marshals Service

Eastern District of Michigan

United States Marshal Robert M. Grubbs

    U.S. Marshal Robert M. Grubbs
U.S. Marshal Robert M. Grubbs


Robert M. Grubbs was sworn in as the 37th United States Marshal for the Eastern District of Michigan on November 18, 2002. Marshal Grubbs was appointed to the post of United States Marshal by President George W. Bush and confirmed by a unanimous vote of the Senate on November 12, 2002. The President signed his commission on November 15, 2002. In 2009, Marshal Grubbs was reappointed by President Barack Obama to continue his service. Marshal Grubbs is the longest serving United States Marshal in the history of Michigan since 1815 when the first U.S. Marshal for Michigan was appointed. 

Marshal Grubbs began his law enforcement career on June 26, 1977 as a trooper with the Michigan State Police.  During his twenty five year career he served in a variety of supervisory and investigative positions in the Uniform Services Division, Investigative Services Division, Special Operations Division and finally retiring on July 26, 2002 as the Commanding officer of the Governor’s Security Section in the Executive Division. 

The Eastern District of  Michigan consists of 34 counties in the eastern half of Michigan’s lower peninsula, where more than two thirds of the State’s population resides.  Marshal Grubbs directs law enforcement activities in his district, including fugitive searches, asset seizures, court security, witness protection and prisoner transport.  The United States Marshal’s main office is in Detroit with sub-offices located in Ann Arbor, Flint, Bay City and Port Huron.

Marshal Grubbs is a member of several law enforcement organizations including the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE), and the Michigan State Police Command Officers Association (MSPCOA). He also serves on numerous boards including the Michigan High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Executive Board (HIDTA). is an official site of the U.S. Federal Government, U.S. Department of Justice