The United States Marshals Service Judicial Security Process

Evaluation and Inspections Report I-2007-010
September 2007
Office of the Inspector General

Appendix I
JSD Accomplishments and Initiatives

U. S. Department of Justice
United States Marshals Service
Judicial Security Division

Washington, D.C. 20530-000

March 30, 2007

Mr. Paul A. Price
Assistant Inspector General
Office of the Inspector General
Evaluation and Inspections Division
Department of Justice
1425 New York Avenue, Suite 6100
Washington, D.C. 20530

Dear Mr. Price:

In 2003, your office conducted a review of the United States Marshals Service (USMS) Judicial Security Process and issued a report in March of 2004. In July 2006, your office returned and is conducting an audit to determine what progress we have made since your last review.

The Judicial Security Division (JSD) was reorganized in November 2006. I was appointed as Assistant Director, and transferred several senior field operational personnel to USMS headquarters to assist in managing the division's core functions. The division is now comprised of two mission-oriented components, Judicial Operations and Judicial Services.

Since the March 2004 report, JSD also established the Office of Protective Intelligence (OPI) in July 2005 which falls under the Judicial Operations component. This office is responsible for collecting, analyzing and disseminating information about groups, individuals and activities that pose a potential threat to the judiciary and persons and property protected by the USMS. OPI provides this information to districts, protective details, USMS senior leadership, JSD and other headquarters divisions to support their responsibilities. The most substantive responsibility for OPI is to provide centralized guidance, oversight and coordination for the districts in conducting threat investigations, known as protective investigations.

I would like to share with you some of JSD's accomplishments and initiatives to demonstrate the progress we arc making in the area of protective investigations. My staff has been discussing the following accomplishments and initiatives with your staff:



Interaction with Districts:

Case Load:

SCIF and Threat Management Center:

OPI Products:

Interagency Participation in the Targeted Violence Information Sharing System (TAVISS):

Benefits of Liaison/Detailee Positions:



Other law enforcement and intelligence agencies that we are networked into include:

OPI initiatives for FY 2007, FY 2008, and FY 2009 (many of these will require additional positions and funding to implement):

[redacted] We request that in your final report you minimize the amount of information published on the open source internet, to ensure that the security of the federal judiciary is not compromised.

If you have any questions in regard to this list of accomplishments and initiatives, hesitate to contact me at [redacted]. Thank you for your cooperation during this audit. We look forward to reviewing a draft of your report.



Robert J. Finan II
Assistant Director for Judicial Security

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