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Deputy U.S. Marshals


The United States Marshals Service forms a central part of the federal government's law enforcement efforts. As a bureau within the Department of Justice, the Marshals Service reports to the U.S. attorney general. Among the responsibilities of deputy U.S. marshals are providing court security, which includes personal protection of judges, judicial officials, and jurors; serving warrants and process documents; locating and apprehending fugitives; transporting prisoners; managing the federal Witness Security Program; seizing assets used in or resulting from criminal activity; and handling special assignments and operations. There were 3,547 deputy U.S. marshals employed throughout the United States in 2019.

Salary Range

$25,000 to $100,000

Minimum Education Level

Some Postsecondary Training




Little Change or More Slowly than the Average
Personality Traits




Career Ladder
U.S. Marshal

Chief Deputy U.S. Marshal

Deputy U.S. Marshal

Deputy U.S. Marshal Trainee

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