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U.S. Marshals Service

District of Utah

United States Marshal - Matt Harris

 U.S. Marshal Matt Harris
U.S. Marshal Matt Harris
Marshal Harris serves as the United States Marshal for the District of Utah. He was appointed by President Donald J. Trump and confirmed by the United States Senate on March 22, 2018.

As the Marshal, Harris is responsible for overseeing all district operations (Salt Lake City and St. George) including Court Operations, Judicial Security, and the Violent Fugitive Apprehension Strike Force (VFAST).

Marshal Harris brings supervisory experience from four prior federal agencies. He has taken an active leadership role in the federal law enforcement community, serving on several professional boards, publishing research in multiple peer-reviewed journals on police leadership and government oversight, and Inspectors General. He served as a regular panelist and guest speaker at national law enforcement conferences. Prior to his appointment, Harris served as an Assistant Special Agent in Charge with the United States Postal Service, Office of the Inspector General, where his role included oversight of headquarters investigative programs such as asset forfeiture, undercover and quality assurance oversight.

From 2008 to 2011, Harris served as the Assistant Director for Criminal Investigations at the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO), where he managed the investigative operations and conducted investigations with the House Government on Oversight and Reform and the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. From 2000 to 2006, Harris served in the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives in Salt Lake City and was also the Acting Resident Agent in Charge. Harris began his Federal law enforcement career in 1996, with the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service.

Marshal Harris holds a doctorate in Business Administration from Northcentral University, a Master of Public Administration from the John Jay College of Criminal Justice, and Bachelor of Science degrees in public administration and criminal justice from Kutztown University. He has served as an Adjunct Associate Professor of Government and Politics at the University of Maryland, as well as an Adjunct Professor at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City, where he also developed curriculum for graduate-level courses within the Master of Public Administration program. He also served on the Board of Directors for the Association of Inspectors General. He holds the designations of Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) and Certified Inspector General (CIG). is an official site of the U.S. Federal Government, U.S. Department of Justice