U.S. Marshals Deputize Clay County Sheriff’s Deputies

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Kansas City, MO
– United States Marshal Mark S. James announced
today a new partnership with the Clay County Missouri Sheriff’s Office.

On July 7, 2021 U.S. Marshal Mark James swore in five members of the
Clay County Sheriff’s Fugitive Apprehension Unit as Special Deputy U.S.
Marshals. This collaboration is part of the ongoing effort to address
violent crime in the Kansas City metro area. As Special Deputy Marshals,
Sheriff’s Deputies will join with other area law enforcement officers
who participate in the U.S. Marshals Midwest Violent Fugitive Task
Force. “The Clay County Sheriff’s Office and the U.S. Marshals have
always worked together to bring violent criminals to justice, their
special deputation today further solidifies an already on-going effort
to combine our resources to protect the citizens of Clay County and
beyond. I appreciate Sheriff Akin’s leadership in bringing this
strategic partnership to fruition,” said U.S. Marshal Mark James.

The U.S. Marshals Midwest Violent Fugitive Task Force-Kansas City
Division, operates in conjunction with members of the Kansas City,
Independence and St. Joseph Missouri Police Departments, Jackson, Cass,
Clay and Buchanan County Sheriff’s Offices, Missouri State Highway
Patrol and other federal law enforcement partners. The task force
objectives are to seek out and arrest fugitives charged with violent
crimes, drug offenses, sex offenders and other serious felonies. It also
provides direct support to law enforcement agencies in tracking down and
recovering missing children. Nationally the United States Marshals
Service fugitive programs are carried out with local law enforcement in
94 district offices, 67 local fugitive task forces, 8 regional task
forces, as well as a growing network of offices in foreign countries.

Tips can be submitted anonymously to the Greater Kansas City Crime
Stoppers via the TIPS hotline at 816-474-8477, on the internet at
KCcrimestoppers.com or on the free mobile app available at P3Tips.com.
Tips can also be submitted to the U.S. Marshals service directly by
downloading the USMS Tips app to your Apple or Android device. It can
also be accessed online at

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and updates about the U.S. Marshals Service on Twitter: @USMarshalsHQ.

Additional information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found
at http://www.usmarshals.gov.


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