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For Immediate Release

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October 06, 2021 U.S. Marshals Office of Public Affairs (703) 740-1699
U.S. Marshals Service Continues Phase One Implementation of
DOJ Body-Worn Camera Rollout, Issues New Interim Policy

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Marshals Service (USMS) Director Ronald L. Davis signed the interim policy for the USMS to begin use of body-worn cameras (BWC) in law enforcement operations as part of Phase One of BWC implementation by U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) law enforcement personnel. USMS is committed to transparency in its mission to locate and apprehend fugitives wanted for the commission of violent crimes in the nation’s communities. In its effort to enhance trust with the public it serves every day, USMS has begun training deputy U.S. Marshals (DUSM) and issuing BWC equipment for implementation.

Pursuant to a U.S. Deputy Attorney General memo issued June 7, 2021, USMS trained personnel and issued BWC equipment in New Hampshire and Minnesota, as well as in the cities of El Paso and San Antonio in Texas and Atlanta. USMS selected locations with experienced leadership and diverse opportunities for the agency to learn about BWC use for further agency implementation.

“The Marshals Service is committed to enhancing our transparency and accountability,” says USMS Director Ronald Davis. “This interim policy directive is a critical step towards achieving that goal. We look forward to working on expanding the program, especially in our fugitive apprehension operations, where we capture nearly 75,000 fugitives each year.”

Additional information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found at http://www.usmarshals.gov.

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