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Deputy U.S. Marshals

Tips for Entry

Contact the U.S. Marshals Service or visit its Web site ( for more information about a career as a deputy U.S. marshal.

While in high school pursue a general course of study that includes courses in government, one or more foreign languages, criminal justice, English, history, and computer science.

Volunteer with a community counseling or action program. Visit the Volunteers of America Web site ( to search for opportunities in your community.

Take a course and become certified in the safe handling of firearms and other weapons.

Physical strength and agility are important in this career. Take physical education classes at school and participate in youth sports programs through your local park district.

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