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Posted: 3/6/2002 7:01:16 PM EDT
there is a U.S. Marshall that is going to speak at my Criminal Justice club meeting only thing is I have a class during this, should I ditch the class and listen to the U.S. Marshall? what kind of things do the U.S. Marshalls do?
Link Posted: 3/6/2002 7:22:08 PM EDT
Personally I would ditch class!!! Is there a topic assigned to his talk? For info on the marshals see the link below. [url]http://www.usdoj.gov/marshals/missions.html[/url] I would think this would be somthing that you may remember for the rest of your life. Is there a question and answer time slot? Maybe you could ask a few well thought out questions. If you go, let us know how it went and some of the highlights.
Link Posted: 3/7/2002 11:59:38 AM EDT
Greg, there is only one L in US Marshal. Ditch the class and ask some questions....
Link Posted: 3/7/2002 12:28:57 PM EDT
My nieghbor/friend is one of them. From what he tells me, he pretty much hunts down fugitives, kicks down their front door when he finds them and then escorts them back to what ever state they fled from. And check this out, every few weeks he flies to Hawaii all expenses paid with a bonus, hangs out for the weekend and then flies back to Californiastan cuffed to a felon, well maybe not cuffed but you know what I mean. Not bad compared to my job. And judging by the personal toys he has it pays well.
Link Posted: 3/7/2002 12:40:16 PM EDT
Link Posted: 3/7/2002 2:44:29 PM EDT
A Deputy U.S. Marshal (DUSM) has one of the most diverse jobs out there. Other agencies are as diverse as the USMS, such as Customs and the FBI. However, in these agencies agents generally specialize in one type investigation or another. In the USMS I may carry avariety of cases at any given time, to include narcotic cases (MOU with DEA), escapes, violations of conditions of release (bail and the fed equivalent of parole) - they always go back to what got them there in the first place, any type of state warrants (through task forces and requests for assistance), warrants from a variety of OIGs. In addition to investigations, we also are responsible for court security/threat investigations, witness security (witness protection), asset seizures, prisoner tranport, and pretty much anything the Attorney General wants. We also have regional SRT teams as well as our national tactical team, Special Operations Group. Our SRTs handle high threat entries and escorts at the local level, while SOG handles duties at eh national level. Our regional SRT has recently acted as a Couter Assault Team (CAT) on the transport of some outlaw bikers who were planning an escape. Even more recently, our SRT did an explosive entry for a HIDTA search warrant. A good link for some SOG history can be found at: http://www.specwarnet.net/taclink/Federal/USMarshals_SOG.htm Also, the DUSM referred to above that frequents Hawaii is not the norm. That duty is a isolated to the one California district. And, as to transporting prioners to/from other states... well , this is minimized for the most part, too. Most often the USMS uses JPATS for prisoner transport. It is better known as ConAir. Go to the lecture is you can. It should be interesting. Also, if you're lucky, it will be a Deputy U.S. Marshal at the lecture as U.S. Marshals are appointed and not career positions... hence, the Marshal may or may not have a whole lot of LEO experience. Feel free to hit me up if you have any more questions.
Link Posted: 3/7/2002 6:28:04 PM EDT
The Deputies I've worked with have been pretty decent guys. The ones we run into are the ones actively looking for fugitives, and a few of them are on SOG. That's good duty, but they say working the federal courts really sucks. Much more likeable and easier to work with than the DEA guys, in my experience. The Deputies are more concerned with getting the job done right, not trying to take the credit for someone else's cases.
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