U.S. Marshals Service Continues Phase One Implementation of DOJ Body-Worn Camera Rollout, Issues New Interim Policy

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Washington, DC
– Today, U.S. Marshals Service (USMS) Director
Ronald L. Davis signed the interim policy for the USMS to begin use of
body-worn cameras (BWC) in law enforcement operations as part of Phase
One of BWC implementation by U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) law
enforcement personnel. USMS is committed to transparency in its mission
to locate and apprehend fugitives wanted for the commission of violent
crimes in the nation’s communities. In its effort to enhance trust with
the public it serves every day, USMS has begun training deputy U.S.
Marshals (DUSM) and issuing BWC equipment for implementation.

Pursuant to a U.S. Deputy Attorney General memo issued June 7, 2021,
USMS trained personnel and issued BWC equipment in New Hampshire and
Minnesota, as well as in the cities of El Paso and San Antonio in Texas
and Atlanta. USMS selected locations with experienced leadership and
diverse opportunities for the agency to learn about BWC use for further
agency implementation.

“The Marshals Service is committed to
enhancing our transparency and accountability,” says USMS Director
Ronald Davis. “This interim policy directive is a critical step towards
achieving that goal. We look forward to working on expanding the
program, especially in our fugitive apprehension operations, where we
capture nearly 75,000 fugitives each year.”

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


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