Keeping communities safe for our great nation isn’t only up to law enforcement, the U.S. Marshals Service (USMS) relies on all of us to help provide tips on wanted fugitives, non-compliant sex offenders, and threats to the judiciary.
Towards that end, the USMS has launched USMS Tips, a new web-based and mobile application that can be used to safely, discreetly, and anonymously report information that is believed will help authorities track down and arrest wanted fugitives.
(Learn More. Courtesy of KGET News and YouTube. Posted on Feb 22, 2019.)
The USMS Tips app works on Apple and Android devices, and can be downloaded from a mobile provider’s marketplace.
It can also be accessed online at www.usmarshals.gov/tips.
As the nation’s first, most versatile federal law enforcement agency, the United States Marshals Service (USMS) is a force of approximately 5,200 deputies and civil servants who protect the judicial process, the cornerstone of American democracy.
(See a brief introduction to the United States Marshals Service narrated by John Walsh from America’s Most Wanted. Courtesy of Shane T. McCoy and YouTube.)
This protection is realized in each courthouse search, prisoner transport, and fugitive apprehension on a federal warrant across the 94 federal judicial districts.
The agency’s 228 years of experience navigating these considerations in order to protect the federal judicial process has earned the USMS the distinction of serving as the nexus for law enforcement at all levels within a judicial district.
Keeping our communities safe and protecting the judicial process isn’t only up to law enforcement— the USMS counts on all members of society to remain alert, and submit tips on wanted fugitives.
That’s why USMS has launched USMS Tips.
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USMS Tips Features
USMS values your privacy
- The web and mobile app was designed to keep communities safe without violating your confidentiality.
- USMS Tips does not track your location or other information.
- All tip submissions are safe, secure, and discreet.
Stay connected with USMS Tips
- When you submit a tip, you can choose to receive push notifications on your smart device to stay connected with USMS Tips.
USMS offers rewards
- The USMS may offer a reward for information leading to an arrest on a case-by-case basis.
- Information provided to the USMS is strictly confidential and protected.
THERE ARE TWO WAYS TO SUBMIT A TIP TO USMS:
Web-based Tip Submissions
To submit a tip on your PC, tablet, or smart device, simply click the link below for quick access to USMS Tips web application.
Mobile Device Tip Submissions
To submit a tip on your phone, download the USMS Tips app from your mobile provider’s marketplace.
When you submit a tip using the USMS Tips mobile app, you can choose to receive push notifications to stay connected with us.
(WKBN followed the U.S. Marshal Violent Fugitive Task Force as deputies rounded up suspects. Courtesy of WKBN27 and YouTube. Posted on Jan 22, 2019.)
Frequently Asked Questions
What type of information should I report?
- You should report wanted fugitives, noncompliant sex offenders, and threats against the federal judiciary.
- A wanted fugitive is any person that has an active federal, state, or local felony warrant issued for their arrest.
- A noncompliant sex offender is any person that fails to register and comply as required by law within the state that they reside.
- A threat against the federal judiciary includes any threat against a federal judge, federal judicial employee, or a federal court facility.
How do I submit a tip using USMS Tips?
- To submit a tip, you can download the USMS Tips application on your smart device, as described above.
- You can also visit www.usmarshals.gov to submit a web-based tip.
What happens when I submit a tip using USMS Tips?
- When you submit a tip using USMS Tips, you will receive a unique tip number and be able to communicate directly with a USMS representative.
- Your identity will remain anonymous unless you provide it to USMS.
(U.S. Marshals conducted Operation Frozen Bowl, a round-up of violent fugitives in the Twin Cities ahead of the last years Super Bowl. Courtesy of WCCO – CBS Minnesota and YouTube. Posted on Jan 28, 2018.)
How do I report additional information?
- You can provide additional information to supplement your original tip by logging onto USMS Tips using your tip number.
- If you lose your tip number, just submit a new tip.
Can I still call or go directly to my local USMS field office to report a tip?
- To obtain USMS contact information, go to www.usmarshals.gov.
For more information, please read the USMS Tips brochure.
Nationally the United States Marshals Service fugitive programs are carried out with local law enforcement in 94 district offices, 85 local fugitive task forces, 8 regional task forces, as well as a growing network of offices in foreign countries.
The U.S. Marshals Service is the nation’s primary fugitive hunting organization and captures more federal fugitives each year than all other law enforcement agencies combined.
Annually, U.S. Marshals arrest more than 50 percent of all federal fugitives and serve more federal warrants than all other federal agencies combined.
Additional information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found at http://www.usmarshals.gov.
*Courtesy of the U.S. Marshals Service