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  1. United States Marshals Service, US Marshals Service, Marshals(noun)

    the United States' oldest federal law enforcement agency is responsible today for protecting the Federal Judiciary and transporting federal prisoners and protecting federal witnesses and managing assets seized from criminals and generally ensuring the effective operation of the federal judicial system

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  1. United States Marshals Service

    The United States Marshals Service is a U.S. federal law enforcement agency within the U.S. Department of Justice. The office of U.S. Marshal is the oldest American federal law enforcement office, though second to the U.S. Customs Service as the oldest federal agency; it was created by the Judiciary Act of 1789. It assumed its current name in 1969. The Marshals Service is part of the executive branch of government, and is the enforcement arm of the U.S. federal courts. The U.S. Marshals are responsible for the protection of officers of the court, court buildings and the effective operation of the judiciary. The service also assists with court security and prisoner transport, serves arrest warrants, and seeks fugitives.

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