STEVE FIGUEROA ATB203-382-3836

CAREERS AS U.S. MARSHALS FOCUS OF HCC TALK MARCH 5

BRIDGEPORT – Representatives of the U.S. Marshals Service (USMS) will discuss career opportunities with that agency Thursday March 5 at Housatonic Community College.

USMS is the nation’s oldest and most versatile federal law enforcement agency. Federal Marshals have served the country since 1789, often times in unseen but critical ways.

 To this day, the Marshals occupy a uniquely central position in the federal justice system. The USMS is the enforcement arm of the federal courts, and as such, it is involved in virtually every federal law enforcement initiative.

U.S. Marshals direct the activities of 94 districts — one for each federal judicial district. More than 3,200 Deputy Marshals and Criminal Investigators form the backbone of the agency.

Among their many duties, they apprehend more than half of all federal fugitives, protect the federal judiciary, operate the Witness Security Program, transport federal prisoners, conduct body searches, enforce court orders and Attorney General orders involving civil disturbances and acts of terrorism, execute civil and criminal processes, and seize property acquired by criminals through illegal activities.

The HCC event, sponsored by the college’s Criminal Justice Club, will begin at 11 a.m. in Room 135 in Beacon Hall. The event is free and open to the public.