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U.S. Marshals Service

Middle District of North Carolina

United States Marshal - Steven L. Gladden


U.S. Marshal Steven Gladden
U.S. Marshal Steven Gladden

President Donald J. Trump appointed Steven L. Gladden as the United States Marshal for the Middle District of North Carolina on April 27, 2018.

As United States Marshal, Gladden oversees matters involving judicial security, fugitive operations, asset forfeiture, federal prisoners, witness security, and other law enforcement initiatives as directed by the Attorney General. Working with state and local law enforcement partners within the twenty four counties that comprise the Middle District of North Carolina, Marshal Gladden also leads efforts to locate and apprehend fugitives charged with violent crimes and sexual offences in violation of state statutes.

Marshal Gladden began his career with the USMS in 1985 as a Deputy Unites States Marshal in the Western District of North Carolina. In 1991, Gladden was promoted to Senior Deputy and assumed coordination of the district asset forfeiture program as well as assisting other districts, Department of Justice and international agencies in asset forfeiture matters. In 2009, Gladden was promoted to Senior Inspector as the East Coast Coordinator for the newly created Financial Investigator’s program. In 2010, until his retirement in December 2011, Marshal Gladden assumed the duties of Assistant Chief Inspector of the Asset Forfeiture Division at USMS headquarters where he coordinated international training efforts.

From May 2012 until his return to the U.S. Marshals Service in April 2018, Marshal Gladden served as an Economic Crimes Advisor for the U.S. Treasury Department, Office of Technical Assistance, where he led training and mentoring programs worldwide to enhance foreign government’s ability to expose, investigate and prosecute money laundering and terrorist financing crimes. is an official site of the U.S. Federal Government, U.S. Department of Justicee