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U.S. Marshals Service

Technical Operations Group 

The Technical Operations Group (TOG) provides the U.S. Marshal Service, other federal agencies, and any requesting state or local law enforcement agency, with the most timely and technologically advanced electronic surveillance and investigative intelligence available in the world. TOG operates from 8 Regional Technical Operations Centers (RTOC) and 21 field offices throughout the U.S. and Mexico. TOG is comprised of highly technically criminal investigators, pilots, intelligence analysts and administrative personnel.

The RTOCs are located in the major metropolitan areas of New York/New Jersey, Northern Virginia, Atlanta, Birmingham, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles and Ft. Lauderdale.

TOG is structured in 2 branches that work simultaneous within the organization, the Electronic Surveillance Branch (ESB) and the Air Surveillance Branch (ASB).

The Electronic Surveillance Branch (ESB) provides covert investigative and intelligence support for Marshal's Service's major case and 15 Most Wanted fugitive investigations. ESB personnel, in addition to investigative operations, help prepare court orders, serve as expert witnesses in the field of electronic surveillance, and train law enforcement personnel from the United States and the international law enforcement community in the use of electronic surveillance.

The Air Surveillance Branch (ASB) provides aerial surveillance, electronic tracking, and other aerial platforms functions in support of Marshals Service operations.  TOG aircraft provide vital intelligence during the investigation and arrest of some of the country's most dangerous fugitives.



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