U.S. Marshals Service | Definition

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Course: Introduction / Policing

The mission of the U.S. Marshals Service (USMS) 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.

This includes 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.


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Last Modified: 07/17/2021

 

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