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

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Kansas City, MO
– United States Marshal Mark S. James and
Nodaway County Sheriff Randy Strong announced today a new partnership
between the United States Marshals Service and the Nodaway County
Sheriff’s Office.

On July 14, 2021 U.S. Marshal Mark James swore
in three members of the Nodaway County Sheriff’s Office as Special
Deputy U.S. Marshals. This collaboration is part of the ongoing effort
to address violent crime in both metropolitan and rural areas of the
state. 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 Nodaway County Sheriff’s
Office is an important strategic partner for us in northwest Missouri
and we look forward to working with them to bring fugitives and
criminals to justice. I appreciate Sheriff Strong’s vision and expertise
in bringing this initiative to fruition,” said U.S. Marshal Mark James.
The task force is responsible for supporting local and state law
enforcement in 66 counties that make up the western half of the State of
Missouri. Task force members operate from the three district court
locations in Kansas City, Jefferson City, and Springfield. “As Sheriff
my goal is to protect and serve the citizens of Nodaway County. By
joining with the U.S. Marshals Midwest Violent Fugitive Task Force, we
have a force multiplier to better protect our citizens. The task force
can help us to locate and arrest fugitives charged with violent crimes.
The benefits of joining this task force are tremendous,” said Nodaway
County Sheriff Randy Strong.

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, Buchanan and Nodaway 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

or on the free mobile app available at
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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