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Created in 1789, the U.S. Marshals Service is America's oldest federal law enforcement agency. The service began as a team of 13 handpicked officer charged with maintaining the security of federal courts. To… (See Below for Full Description)
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Created in 1789, the U.S. Marshals Service is America's oldest federal law enforcement agency. The service began as a team of 13 handpicked officer charged with maintaining the security of federal courts. Today there are more than 90 U.S. Marshals and over 3,000 deputy U.S. Marshals or criminal investigators responsible for the protection of federal courts and judges, housing of federal detainees prior to trial, investigation and pursuit of federal fugitives, and administration of the Witness Security Program, among many other duties. U.S. Marshals traces the history of this pioneering national police force, examining its purpose, duties, and tactics in detail.

Key topics covered include:

  • U.S. Marshals duties
  • Creation of the U.S. Marshals
  • Counterfeiting
  • Witness Security Program
  • Keeping order in the courts
  • Federal fugitives
  • Wartime operations
  • Marshals killed in the line of duty.

Additional Info

ISBN-13 978-1-60413-627-2
ISBN-10 1604136278
eBook ISBN 978-1-4381-3671-4
Bundle Options Individual
Language English
Publisher Infobase Learning
From the Series Law Enforcement Agencies
Author Michael Newton
Publication Date 2/1/2011
Book's Binding Hardcover
Imprint Chelsea House
Specifications Full-color and black-and-white photographs. Sidebars. Chronology. Endnotes. Bibliography. Further resources. Index.
Available Formats Print & eBook

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