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U.S. Marshals Service

U.S. Marshals Service for Students

Week in the Life of a Deputy U.S. Marshal ...  

The United States Marshals Service has a long history of protecting and supporting the United States (federal) courts to make sure individuals conducting judicial business are safe and can perform their duties fairly.  

The Marshals Service has various programs to help protect everyone involved in the different stages of the judicial process. The larger programs include:  Judicial Security, Prisoner Services and Investigative Services.  Supporting programs include Special Assignments and Special Operations Group.   The core of the United States Marshals Service are the Deputies and Administrative personnel that work in the  94 Districts all over the United States, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.

The federal judicial process has procedures that deputy marshals must follow. For example, a court official gives warrants (written orders) to deputy marshals directing them to do a search (a place), seizure (take possession) or arrest (bring to jail) or to execute a judgment (deliver a court’s final decision). Deputy marshals also secure (keep safe) all places where federal judicial business is conducted. Deputy marshals protect judges, jurors, witnesses and other persons whose safety may be threatened (danger of being hurt) because of their duties. Deputies safely move prisoners to and from court, make sure they are fed,  receive medical treatment and are confined (jailed).

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