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U.S. Marshals Service
Southern District of Ohio
District Office Contact
This section provides more information about District Office Contact.
Columbus - District Headquarters
Phone: (614) 469-5540
Phone: (937) 225-2917
Phone: (513) 684-3594
Southern District of Ohio
This section provides more information about Southern District of Ohio.
Michael D. Black
The Honorable Michael D. Black was nominated by President Joseph R. Biden, Jr., confirmed by the United States Senate, and appointed on January 3, 2023, to serve as the United States Marshal (USM) for the Southern District of Ohio.
This section provides more information about District Task Force Contact.
Southern Ohio Fugitive Apprehension Task Force (SOFAST)
Purpose: The Southern Ohio Fugitive Apprehension Strike Team (SOFAST) is a multi-jurisdictional law enforcement organization created to arrest the most violent felons in the Southern District of Ohio. Strike teams are headquartered in the largest metropolitan areas: Columbus, Dayton, and Cincinnati. The Southern Ohio Fugitive Apprehension Task Force is comprised of agents, officers, and deputies from multiple federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies. Each member of Southern Ohio Fugitive Apprehension Task Force is deputized as a Special Deputy U.S. Marshal, thereby giving each member the ability to travel in an effort to apprehend the worst criminal offenders.
The Southern Ohio Fugitive Apprehension Task Force emphasizes identifying and pursuing fugitives who have been documented as gang members and sharing gang intelligence with local law enforcement. The goal is to arrest the most violent offenders and gain the trust and cooperation of our citizens to help combat the violence stemming from gangs, guns, and drugs.
There is no fugitive information available for this district.
The policies and procedures of the various U.S. Marshals Service District Offices found on this website may vary depending on local rules, local needs, and legal and policy interpretations. These policies and procedures, and any variations among District Offices, are not intended to, do not, and may not be relied upon to create any rights, substantive or procedural, enforceable at law by any party or person in any matter civil or criminal. Nor are any limitations thereby placed on otherwise lawful U.S. Marshals Service prerogatives.