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The Office of the United States Marshal was created on September 24, 1789, with the passage of the Judiciary Act by Congress. The U.S. Marshals Service (USMS) was established in 1969 to provide guidance and assistance to U.S. Marshals throughout the nation. The USMS is a bureau within the Department of Justice and receives direction from the Attorney General through the Director, USMS.

The mission of the USMS is to enforce federal laws and provide support to virtually all elements of the federal justice system by providing for the security of federal court facilities and the safety of judges and other court personnel; apprehending criminals; exercising custody of federal prisoners and providing for their security and transportation to correctional facilities; executing federal court orders; seizing assets gained by illegal means and providing for the custody, management, and disposal of forfeited assets; assuring the safety of endangered government witnesses and their families; and collecting and disbursing funds.

The major functions of the USMS are to:

Office of the Director and Deputy Director

Operations Support Division

General Counsel

Management and Budget

Executive Services

Judicial Security

Witness Security Prisoner Operations Division

Investigative Services

Human Resource Management

Business Services

Justice Prisoner and Alien Transportation System (JPATS)

United States Marshals Services District Field Offices

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