United States Marshals

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The office of the United States Marshals was created first. United States Marshals was not created until September 24, 1789 by the Judiciary Act. The act determined that United States Marshals primary function was to execute all lawful precepts issued to him under the authority of the United States. The Marshals service itself was not created until 1969. Today the United States Marshals do a variety of jobs and you must have many qualifications to be even considered for hire. These qualifications require that you must be a United States citizen, you must be between the ages of 21 and 36 (you must be appointed before your 37th birthday), and you must have a bachelor’s degree, you also have to have 1 year of specialized experience, or a…show more content…
The United States court system is divided into ninety four federal judicial districts, each with a district court. For each district court there is presidentially appointed and senate confirmed United States Marshal, a chief deputy United States marshal which is known as GS-15 and an assistant chief deputy United States marshal also known as GS-14. In certain districts there are supervisory deputy United States marshals known as GS-13 and as many deputy United States Marshals known as GS-7’s and above. The director and each United States marshals is appointed by the president of the United States. The major duties of U.S. marshals include: judicial security, transporting prisoners, fugitive investigations, prisoner services, special missions and programs assisting in forfeiture and witness security. Judicial security is protecting federal judicial officials such as judges, attorneys, and jurors in core missions for the United States Marshals. Deputy U.S. marshals employ the latest security techniques and devices during highly sensitive trials throughout the nation. The primary handgun for marshals is the glock pistols in 9mm or .40 Smith and Weston caliber (17,19,22,23). Each deputy may carry a backup handgun of their choice if it meets…show more content…
Managed by the U.S. marshal JPATS is one of the largest transporters of prisoners in the world. They move prisoners between judicial districts, correctional institutions and foreign countries. JPATS completes more than 350,000 prisoner and alien movements annually via coordinated air and ground systems. The United States marshals is the federal government’s primary agency for conductive fugitive investigations. They apprehend more federal fugitives than all other la enforcements combined. The U.S. marshals currently lead 75 district fugitive task forces and seven regional fugitive task forces dedicated to locating and apprehending wanted criminals. The United States marshal service is the premier agency to apprehend foreign fugitives believed to be in the United States and they are responsible for locating and extraditing American fugitives who flee to foreign countries. The USMS has established field offices in Jamaica, Mexico and the Dominican Republic. Prisoners service is the Marshals service that houses over 63,000 detainees in federal, state, local, and private jails throughout the nation. In order to house these prisoners the marshals service contracts with approximately 1,800 state and local
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