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U.S. Marshals Service

Northern District of Texas

United States Marshal - Richard E. Taylor, Jr.


United States Marshal - Richard E. Taylor, Jr.
U.S. Marshal Richard Taylor, Jr.

Richard E. Taylor, Jr. was appointed as the United States Marshal for the Northern District of Texas on August 30, 2018 by President Donald J. Trump.

As the U.S. Marshal, he serves as the Chief Executive Officer responsible for all administrative and operational aspects for the U.S. Marshals Service (USMS) in a district comprised of 100 counties, spanning more than 96,000 square miles, and a population of approximately eight million.

At the time of his appointment, he was serving as the Acting U.S. Marshal, a position he held for over three years. Prior to his acting designation, Marshal Taylor served as the Chief Deputy U.S. Marshal for the Northern District of Texas, managing the day-to-day activities of seven offices. Marshal Taylor also served on the USMS Chiefs Investigative Advisory Board providing advice and counsel to USMS Executive Leadership on agency policies and initiatives.

Before arriving in Texas, Marshal Taylor served as the Senior Law Enforcement Advisor to the Chief Information Officer in the Information Technology Division at USMS Headquarters. Prior to that, he was the Assistant Chief Inspector in the Training and Compliance Branch, Office of Court Security, Judicial Security Division at Headquarters. Prior to that, he was assigned to the District of Arizona, serving as the Task Force Commander for the Arizona WANTED fugitive task force. Prior to Arizona, he was a Senior Inspector assigned to the Technical Operations Group, Investigative Operations Division in Los Angeles supporting complex and high-profile fugitive investigations throughout the western U.S. utilizing electronic surveillance technologies. Prior to that, he served as a Deputy U.S. Marshal in the Southern District of Texas, Corpus Christi and Superior Court, Washington DC, where he began his USMS career. Mr. Taylor proudly served in the U.S. Air Force which included deployments to the Persian Gulf region in support of Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm from 1990 – 1991 and Operation Vigilant Warrior in 1994, and to Germany in 1993 in support of relief operations during the Bosnian War.

Marshal Taylor received his Bachelor of Science degree in Management from National Louis University and his Master of Public Administration from California State University – Northridge. is an official site of the U.S. Federal Government, U.S. Department of Justice