United States Marshals Service Annual Report [2017]   [open pdf - 5MB]

"In FY 2017, U.S. Marshals Service districts in parts of the southeast, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands were heavily affected by flooding and devastating winds caused by major hurricanes, including three hurricanes that consecutively made landfall in late FY 2017. [...] Over a nine-day period in late FY 2017, the USMS [United States Marshals Service] evacuated 1,443 Bureau of Prisons (BOP) and USMS prisoners from affected sites to nearby districts. These prisoner evacuations increased the USMS prisoner population by more than 300 percent in one instance, and required the immediate redistribution of resources to support these transfers. [...] The USMS deployed 266 personnel as part of its responsibilities under the Emergency Support Function of the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Those deployed provided force protection to urban search and rescue teams and disaster medical assistance teams, as well as supplemental assistance in the enforcement of state laws. [...] More than 130 employees were personally affected by the impact of these hurricanes. In support of these affected personnel, the USMS delivered more than 81,000 pounds of water and supplies, and provided safe haven transportation to dependents of USMS, BOP [Bureau of Prisons], and U.S. Court personnel. [...] Significant investments in infrastructure, training, and partnerships proved to lessen mission impact of natural disasters like those experienced in FY 2017. The USMS's strategic initiative to ensure its mobile workforce has access to networks and communications enabled personnel to continue their vital work in protecting the federal judicial process and conducting investigations."

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USMS Publication No. 2
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