Senior Inspectors, Deputy Marshals, and Court Security Officers provide security for federal court facilities in each of the 94 judicial districts and 12 circuits of the U.S. Court of Appeals. The U.S. Marshals Service protects more than 2,700 sitting judges and approximately 30,300 federal prosecutors and court officials, along with members of the public who visit and work in federal courthouses nationwide.
Judicial Security Division manages contracts for over 5,700 Court Security Officers, maintains more than 1,600 residential security systems in judges' personal residences, and as the physical security provider to over 800 federal facilities, the U.S. Marshals Service develops, manages, and implements security systems and screening equipment that protect each courthouse.
Explicit threats and inappropriate communications against the judiciary, U.S. Attorneys, and other court officers are assessed to determine the level of danger.
In fiscal year 2021, the U.S. Marshals Service evaluated 3,168 security incidents and conducted 972 protective assessments. The combination of this and other information led to the opening of 371 predicated protective investigations based on the presence of or potential for criminal activity.
Today's threat landscape is more complex than ever before with high-threat environments resulting from terrorism and organized crime. To combat these, U.S. Marshals Service judicial security personnel provide a 360 degrees safe-haven with state-of the-art protective techniques and equipment in all phases of court proceedings, threat situations, and judicial conferences.
The latest in investigative techniques as well as cutting-edge protective operations ensure rapid and safe responses in emergency situations as well as unobtrusive surveillance and protection during routine judicial security operations.