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U.S. Marshals Service

Freedom of Information/Privacy Act

Warrant Information System


Department/Agency Name: U.S. Department of Justice
Major Organization Subdivision: United States Marshals Service (USMS)
Minor Organization Subdivision: Investigative Services Division
Name of Unit: 
Street Address: CS-3, U.S. Marshals Service Headquarters
City: Washington
State: DC
Zip Code: 20530-1000
Country: United States
Hours of Service: 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

ABSTRACT: WIN contains the warrant, court records, internal correspondence related to the warrant and other information on individuals for whom Federal warrants have been issued.

PURPOSE: WIN is used to track the status of all Federal warrants to aid in the investigations of all Federal fugitives. It is also used to access the NCIC and NLETS systems to obtain criminal record information from other Federal, state, local and foreign law enforcement agencies participating in or cooperating with USMS fugitive investigations and apprehension efforts and to update the respective systems with new prisoner information.

ACCESS CONSTRAINTS: All records in WIN are protected from unauthorized access through appropriate administrative, physical, and technical safeguards. These safeguards include restricting access to those with a need to know to perform their official duties, using locks and alarm devices, passwords and/or encrypting data communications.

USE CONSTRAINTS: Users of WIN will be restricted to only those privileges necessary to perform assigned tasks.

AGENCY PROGRAM: The USMS is charged with ensuring the effective operation of the judicial system through the execution of Federal arrest warrants, parole violator warrants, Federal custodial and extradition warrants, and the investigation of fugitive matters, domestic and foreign, involving escaped Federal prisoners, probation, parole, mandatory release, and bond default violators. WIN is an information system tool used to accomplish this.

SOURCES OF DATA: Data contained in WIN is the result of information provided by the courts, the U.S. Attorneys, other Federal, State, local and foreign law enforcement agencies, public and private organizations, witnesses, informants, and other persons interviewed during the fugitive investigation.




FOIA Contact


FOIA/PA Officer
Office of General Counsel
Department of Justice
U.S. Marshals Service
Washington, DC 20530-1000 (202) 307-9054

Upon request, the agency's electronic Reading Room may be accessed through a computer located at USMS headquarters in Arlington, Virginia. Please call (202) 307-9054 to make arrangements. is an official site of the U.S. Federal Government, U.S. Department of Justice