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U.S. Marshals Service

Southern District of Ohio

United States Marshal - Peter C. Tobin


U.S. Marshal Peter C. Tobin
U.S. Marshal Peter C. Tobin

Peter C. Tobin took the oath of office on March 12th, 2014 to serve as the United States Marshal for the Southern District of Ohio.

Tobin had been appointed by President Obama and has been reappointed by President Trump. As the 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.

Marshal Tobin has been in law enforcement for 45 years. He recently completed a three year term as chairman of the USMS Shooting Review Board. He served as Superintendent of the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation from 2009 to 2011 under Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray. Marshal Tobin served from 1995 to 2004 as the Narcotics Division Chief at the Bureau under Ohio Attorney General Betty Montgomery. Additionally, he served twice as Chief of Police, first for the Powell Police Department and later for the London Police Department.

For the first 24 years of his career, Marshal Tobin held multiple positions within the Columbus Police Department, beginning as a patrol officer in a high crime inner city precinct, then the tactical platoon and then to the full time SWAT Platoon where he served for 10 years. In his storied career, Tobin took decisive action during seven armed robberies in progress, bringing all 17 perpetrators to justice. He participated in hundreds of barricade and hostage barricade situations, hundreds of narcotics and fugitive apprehension high risk entries, and several riots. During his career Tobin made well over a thousand felony arrests. At Columbus PD,Tobin was promoted to sergeant, then lieutenant in the Patrol subdivision and eventually became the SWAT Commander. At the time of his retirement in 1994 he was recognized as the most decorated police officer in the history of the Columbus Police Department.

Marshal Tobin cofounded the Columbus Police Officer Support Team which assists officers involved in police involved shootings and other traumatic incidents. He served ten terms as president and later as commander of the 60 member Columbus Police Honor Guard which represents the Columbus Police Department at funerals, parades, and numerous other ceremonial occasions.

Marshal Tobin is a graduate of the 204th session of the FBI National Academy. Additionally, he is a proud Army veteran. is an official site of the U.S. Federal Government, U.S. Department of Justicee