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U.S. Marshals Service

History -  Court Security Officer Program     

On December 3, 1982, the U.S. Marshals, in cooperation with the Administrative Office of the U.S. courts, established the Court Security Officer Program (CSO).  the officers perform building perimeter security functions; screen people coming into the court building; and augment extra security details associated with sensitive trials.

Court Security in the 1980s is an official site of the U.S. Federal Government, U.S. Department of Justicee