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U.S. Marshals Service

Eastern District of Tennessee

United States Marshal - David G. Jolley

United States Marshal - David G. Jolley

David G. Jolley was appointed U.S. Marshal for the Eastern District of Tennessee by President Donald J. Trump in March, 2018. Previously, Marshal Jolley served as the U.S. Marshal for the Western District of Tennessee under President George W. Bush from February 2002 until April 2009. Serving as the U.S. Marshal in two different districts is a rarity in the history of the United States Marshals Service. Jolley is the first person to serve as U.S. Marshal for two different Tennessee districts since the creation of the three Tennessee districts in 1838.

Prior to returning to the U.S. Marshals Service, Jolley served as Director of the Tennessee Valley Authority Police. In 2010, Jolley was promoted to Vice President of Police, Security, and Emergency Management at TVA. As a VP, Jolley continued to serve as the TVA Police Director, but also took responsibility for all TVA non-nuclear physical security functions, as well as all TVA emergency management and crisis management functions.

After retiring from TVA in October 2014, Jolley was employed as a Knoxville-based Senior Security Consultant for TRC Companies. Based in Lowell, Massachusetts, TRC is a national engineering, consulting and construction management firm providing integrated services to the energy, environmental and infrastructure markets. Jolley provided physical security, critical infrastructure protection, and regulatory compliance subject matter expertise to TRC’s numerous clients across the U.S. TRC’s clients include municipal and county governmental agencies, major corporations, utilities, and universities.

A Tennessee native, Jolley began his law enforcement career as a Special Agent for the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI). He served as a TBI agent from 1983 until his appointment as U.S. Marshal in 2002. During his career with TBI, he was the case agent on numerous homicide and other violent crime investigations; white-collar and fraud investigations; and narcotic, gang, fugitive, and counter-terrorism investigations. While in the Drug Enforcement Unit, Jolley regularly worked in an undercover capacity. He also was the lead agent on several multi-state drug conspiracy investigations and provided hundreds of hours of testimony in state and federal courts across Tennessee and the U.S. In the Criminal Intelligence Unit, he served on gang task forces, the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force, the FBI Domestic Terrorism Task Force, and worked dignitary protection details with U.S. Secret Service and the Tennessee Highway Patrol. Jolley was one of the co-founders of the Tennessee Gang Investigators Association and served on the Association Board of Directors. He regularly taught street gang and subversive group training classes. Jolley also served as the High Risk Entry Team Leader for the Jackson Regional Division. In 1991, Jolley received the U.S. Department of Justice Award for Meritorious Service, and in 1997 received the U.S. Department of Justice Outstanding Service Award.

Jolley graduated in Middle Tennessee State University in 1982 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice Administration. He is a graduate of the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia, 172nd Session. He is also a Certified Protection Professional (CPP) through ASIS International, the top security industry certification in Security Management and attended the Wharton School of Business (Univ. of Pennsylvania) Program for Security Executives in 2012. is an official site of the U.S. Federal Government, U.S. Department of Justice