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Official Portrait of USNCB Director Michael A. Hughes
Staff Profile

Michael A. Hughes

Michael A. Hughes serves as the Director for INTERPOL Washington. In this role, Mr. Hughes serves as the head of the United States National Central Bureau and is the designated representative to the world’s largest international criminal police organization and its 195 member countries.

Mr. Hughes also serves on INTERPOL’s Executive Committee in Lyon, France, a post he was elected to in 2021. In this role, he serves on the governing body that supervises the execution of the General Assembly’s decisions and the administration and work of the Secretary General.

As Director, Mr. Hughes leads efforts on behalf of the United States to increase collaboration and information sharing across all INTERPOL databases and communication platforms. He also oversees a workforce consisting of detailed law enforcement professionals, operational and administrative employees, and infrastructure assets deployed worldwide that support law enforcement and border security capacity building.

Prior to this appointment, Mr. Hughes served as the Presidentially appointed United States Marshal for the District of Columbia. As the United States Marshal, he was responsible for leading federal judicial security, fugitive apprehension, witness security, asset forfeiture, and prisoner operations in the largest and most complex field office in the nation.

Throughout his career, Mr. Hughes has served on numerous criminal justice task forces and academic committees. Additionally, he has worked with federal, local, state, tribal, and territorial law enforcement agencies in the United States to advance law enforcement cooperation, education, and safety.

Mr. Hughes also served as a Legislative Fellow in the United States Congress, where he leveraged his subject matter expertise to advise on national policy development and key issues. During his tenure, he provided counsel on important agendas including criminal justice reform, law enforcement safety matters, judicial security, and civil rights.

Mr. Hughes’ academic credentials include a Master of Public Administration from American University, a Legislative Fellowship from Georgetown University, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Criminal Justice from Montclair State University in New Jersey.

Dates of Service
2021 - Present
Updated October 17, 2023