The U.S. Marshals Service (USMS) is the nation’s oldest and most versatile federal law enforcement agency. Federal Marshals have served the country since 1789, often times in unseen but critical ways. To this day, the Marshals occupy a uniquely central position in the federal justice system. The USMS is the enforcement arm of the federal courts, and as such, it is involved in virtually every federal law enforcement initiative. Presidentially appointed U.S. Marshals direct the activities of 94 districts — one for each federal judicial district. More than 3,200 Deputy Marshals and Criminal Investigators form the backbone of the agency.

August 05, 2011Members of the U.S. Marshals Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force (NOVFTF) and the Cleveland Police Department arrested Miguel Gonzalez-Perez after receiving information Gonzalez-Perez was in the Cleveland area. Gonzalez-Perez was wanted by the Municipality of Bayamon in San Juan, Puerto Rico for murder. 

August 05, 2011Farmington Police and Deputy United States Marshals and Task Force Officers with the Southwest Fugitive Investigative Team (SWIFT) Task Force Arrested Stephanie Mendez. Mendez was wanted on a Grand Jury Indictment charging her with two counts of vehicular homicide.                                                             US_Marshals_Enforcement_Tools

August 03, 2011Nineteen Year Old Nelson Paul Chambers peacefully surrendered to the U.S. Marshals Violent Offender Task Force (VOTF) at about 12:00 p.m. today. Chambers was accompanied by his family and others as he surrendered in front of the Lafayette Parish Correctional Center.  On July 19th after Chambers failed to appear at his trial for Aggravated Rape, the Lafayette Police Department requested the assistance of the VOTF.

August 01, 2011U.S. Marshal Genny May proudly announced that the United States Marshals Service, Eastern District of Louisiana, in conjunction with Crime Stoppers, the New Orleans Police Department, Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office, Kenner Police Department, Orleans Parish Sheriff’s Office, and Louisiana Probation and Parole conducted a Greater New Orleans area fugitive roundup entitled “Operation Safe Summer,” from Sunday, July 17th through Thursday, July 21st. The results of the roundup were 105 fugitives arrested and 143 outstanding warrants cleared.