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The mission of the U.S. Marshals Service is to enforce federal laws and provide support to virtually all elements of the federal justice system by providing for the security of federal court facilities and the safety of judges and other court personnel; apprehending criminals; exercising custody of federal prisoners and providing for their security and transportation to correctional facilities; executing federal court orders; seizing assets gained by illegal means and providing for the custody, management, and disposal of forfeited assets; assuring the safety of endangered government witnesses and their families; and collecting and disbursing funds.


  • To protect, defend and enforce the American Justice System
  • To be the leadership among law enforcement
  • To be the role models to empower informed decision-making
  • To be accountable to the public and our partners


  • Justice: Impartial administration of the law
  • Integrity: Consistency in actions and values
  • Service: Resource to the American Justice System
  • Unity: To have the people aligned with our mission
  • Empowerment: Through making effective decisions
  • Inclusive: By having a diverse workforce and partners

Goals and Objectives

Invest in our Workforce

  • Develop our workforce based on identification of emerging and mission critical competencies
  • Provide value-added training for all
  • Build an organizational culture that attracts and retains top talent
  • Identify opportunities for automation to increase the efficiency of our workforce
  • Strengthen productivity, accountability and compliance by refining management practices

Strengthen Investigations across the Mission Set

  • Expand investigative capabilities through a combination of technology and strategic partnerships
  • Institutionalize U.S. Marshal Service investigative culture
  • Protect children and communities through rigorous criminal investigations, prosecutions and enhanced outreach

Safeguard against Security Threats and Ensure Safety through Innovation

  • Mitigate officer safety risk across all mission areas
  • Identify, deter and prevent harm to protected persons through forward-looking, risk-based approaches to protections and intelligence
  • Strengthen the agency's ability to protect sensitive and vital information, technology and infrastructure against threats
  • Deliver secure, modern and efficient prisoner detention and transportation operations
  • Promote intelligence sharing and collaboration

Enhance the Business Environment

  • Modernize business processes and technology infrastructure
  • Promote evidence-based, data-driven decision-making
  • Promote effective and efficient governance and asset and vendor management
  • Promote knowledge sharing and enhance communication across the organization