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Fugitive Task Forces

The U.S. Marshals have a long history of providing assistance and expertise to other law enforcement agencies in support of fugitive investigations.

The success of U.S. Marshals task force initiatives, combined with the outstanding relationships forged with other law enforcement agencies, has led to the formation of permanent fugitive task forces, as well as ad-hoc task forces in response to unique cases that pose immediate threat to the public.

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Local Fugitive Task Forces

The United States Marshals Service currently leads 56 local fugitive task forces. The majority of the task forces are full-time efforts however, additional task forces are formed on an ad-hoc basis, in response to specific cases. Funding for these task forces is often granted through initiatives such as the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA), Organized Crime and Drug Enforcement Task Forces (OCDETF), and Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) task forces.

Regional Fugitive Task Forces

The United States Marshals Service (USMS) oversees the nation's regional fugitive task forces, established under the Presidential Threat Protection Act of 2000. The purpose of regional fugitive task forces is to combine the efforts of federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies to locate and apprehend the most dangerous fugitives and assist in high profile investigations.

 

The mission of the Capital Area Regional Fugitive Force's (CARFTF) is to locate and apprehend the most violent and dangerous fugitives throughout Washington DC metropolitan area, Maryland, and Virginia.  With offices in Washington DC, Virginia, and Maryland, the Capital Area Regional Fugitive Force maintains strong relationships with numerous federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies in order to help ensure the safety of the citizens of our nation's capital and surrounding areas.

  • Washington DC

    Phone: (202) 682-6061

The Carolinas Regional Fugitive Task Force was established on January 26, 2018. The primary office is located in Charlotte, North Carolina. The task force's mission is to locate and apprehend fugitives, with priority given to fugitives wanted for violent crime.

  • (980) 296-6920

The Florida/Caribbean Regional Fugitive Task Force was established on July 1, 2008. The primary office is located in Orlando, Florida. The task force's mission is to locate and apprehend fugitives, with priority given to fugitives wanted for violent crime.

  • Northern Florida

    Pensacola

    • Address: Pensacola, FL 32502
    • Phone: 850/470-6317
    • Fax: 850/439-6607

    Tallahassee

    • Address: Tallahassee, FL 32301
    • Phone: 850/942-9670
    • Fax: 850/942-8396

    Gainesville

    • Address: Gainesville, FL 32601
    • Phone: 352/378-2082
    • Fax: 352/372-1421

    Panama City

    • Address: Panama City, FL 32401
    • Phone: 850/763-0771
    • Fax: 850/763-0643
    Middle Florida

    Orlando

    • Address: Orlando, FL 32801
    • Phone: 407/316-5500
    • Fax: 407/316-5514

    Jacksonville

    • Address: Jacksonville, FL 32202
    • Phone: 904/301-6675
    • Fax: 904/301-6736

    Tampa

    • Address: Tampa, FL 33602
    • Phone: 813/483-4250
    • Fax: 813/228-2006

    Fort Myers

    • Address: Fort Myers, FL 33901
    • Phone: 239/337-0002
    • Fax: 239/337-7849

    Ocala

    • Address: Ocala, FL 34475
    • Phone: 352/351-5215
    • Fax: 352/351-0388
    Southern Florida

    West Palm Beach

    • Address: West Palm Beach, FL 33401
    • Phone: 561/655 6043
    • Fax: 561/832-6903

    Miami

    • Address: Miami, FL 33128
    • Phone: 786/433-6524
    • Fax: 305/536-4636

    Fort Pierce

    • Address: Fort Pierce, FL 34950
    • Phone: 772/293-0650
    • Fax: 772/460-6374

    Fort Lauderdale

    • Address: Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
    • Phone: 954/356-7256
    • Fax: 954/356-7088

    Key West

    • Address: Key West, FL 33040
    • Phone: 305/295-8152
    • Fax: 305/292-6445

The Great Lakes Regional Fugitive Force (GLRFTF) became fully operational in July, 2003, with offices in Chicago, Illinois and Hammond, Indiana. The Great Lakes Regional Fugitive Force continues to develop relationships with other law enforcement agencies and continues to outfit the task force with necessary equipment and office space. 

The Great Lakes Regional Fugitive Force has already met with tremendous success in apprehending numerous violent and dangerous fugitives throughout the Midwest.

  • Chicago

    Phone: (773) 475-5820

The Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force (GCRFTF) became fully operational in July 2006 and operates out of U.S. Marshals Service offices throughout Alabama and Mississippi, with its headquarters office located in Birmingham, Alabama.

The Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force partners with numerous federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies throughout Alabama and Mississippi continues to recruit other agencies to participate in the task force.

  • Birmingham

    Phone: (205) 876-1200

The New York/New Jersey Regional Fugitive Force (NY/NJ RFTF) became operational in April of 2002. With Memorandum of Understandings with over 80 federal, state, or local agencies and five fully operational offices in the New York/New Jersey area, the New York/New Jersey Regional Fugitive Force (NY/NJ RFTF) has made an extraordinary impact on the investigation and apprehension of the region's most dangerous and violent fugitives.

  • Central Islip

    Phone:(631) 715-6160

    Syracuse

    Phone:(315) 473-7601

    Manhattan

    Phone:(212) 331-7070

    Buffalo

    Phone:(716) 348-5300 

    Newark

    Phone:(973) 424-6100

The Pacific Southwest Regional Fugitive Force (PSW RFTF) became operational in July of 2002 and since its inception, has grown exponentially, in terms of personnel, equipment, and scope of investigation. Through their demonstrated willingness and ability to cooperate with other agencies, the Pacific Southwest Regional Fugitive Force has continued to develop Memorandum of Understandings with federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies.  

The Pacific Southwest Regional Fugitive Force has met with tremendous success in conducting high-profile investigations and taking the "worst of the worst" off the streets throughout the pacific southwest and Hawaii.

  • Los Angeles

    Phone: (213) 894-5504

The Southeast Regional Fugitive Force (SERFTF) became fully active in September of 2003 and operates out of offices in Atlanta, and Macon, Georgia. The Southeast Regional Fugitive Force currently has Memoranda of Understanding (MOUs) with more than 20 federal, state, or local law enforcement agencies and continues to recruit other agencies to participate in the task force.

Now more than ever, communication and cooperation between our agencies is essential in providing a safe environment for our citizens.

Neil Warren, Sheriff of Cobb County, Georgia

The Southeast Regional Fugitive Force is becoming well recognized at the "one-stop shop" for fugitive investigations in the state of Georgia.

  • Atlanta

    Phone: (770) 508-2500

    Macon

    Phone: (478) 752-8103

    Savannah

    Phone: (912) 652-4200

Did you know?

  • In 2020, U.S. Marshals Service-led fugitive task forces arrested over 77,460 federal, state and local fugitives and cleared over 90,400 warrants.