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U.S. Marshals Service

Northern District of West Virginia

United States Marshal - J.C. Raffety

J.C. Raffety
U.S. Marshal J.C. Raffety

On August 24, 2018, J.C. Raffety was sworn in as the United States Marshal for the Northern District of West Virginia

Previously, J.C. Raffety was a Contract Investigator for the West Virginia Secretary of State. He began his law enforcement career in 1970 with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, where he served for 30 years as a Special Agent and Supervisory Special Agent in Washington, D.C., Virginia, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia. Following his retirement from the FBI, Mr. Raffety served as Chief of the Buckhannon, West Virginia, Police Department from 2000 to 2001. In 2002, he was appointed by President George W. Bush to be United States Marshal for the Northern District of West Virginia, and he served in this capacity until 2010. Mr. Raffety then served as elected Upshur County Commissioner from 2011 to 2016 and interim Chief of Police for the City of Elkins Police Department in 2017. He earned his Associate of Arts from Prince George’s Community College, his B.S. from Illinois State University, and an M.P.A. from the University of Pittsburgh.
   
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