The U.S. Marshals Service:

Honor the History. Explore the Legacy.

Since 1789, Federal Marshals have served our country, in critical but often unseen ways. Committed to justice, integrity, and service, the Marshals are widely recognized for using guts, creativity, and dedication in the execution of their role in law enforcement.

The Marshals Service occupies a uniquely central position in the federal justice system. It is the enforcement arm of the federal courts, involved in virtually every federal law enforcement initiative.

What do the Marshals do? The primary duties of the U.S. Marshals Service include protecting the federal judiciary, apprehending federal fugitives, housing and transporting federal prisoners, operating the Witness Security Program, and managing and selling seized assets acquired by criminals through illegal activities. The Marshals have played a critical, ever-evolving role in upholding the Rule of Law, driven by justice, integrity and service.

These men and women have served bravely – often unrecognized, behind the scenes – for nearly 230 years. But at the U.S. Marshals Museum, you’ll see how much more there is to their story. Fugitive investigation and capture – the Most Wanted criminals – witness protection – extradition. You’ll discover the Marshals way of thinking and the principles that are at the core of all they do.

Honor the history. Explore the legacy.