Marshals Division

Marshal Service Division

Chief Marshal Jason Tarkong
Chief Marshal Jason Tarkong
The Marshals Service Division (MSD) is established pursuant to 1 CMC §3901. By law, the MSD must undergo firearms training and the periodic certification to the same extent as the Department of Public Safety. The marshals are deemed law enforcement officers with authority equivalent to that of police officers. They are tasked with ensuring public safety in the three courthouses. Some of their duties include:
• performing general court security;
• providing security services to judiciary personnel, participants in court proceedings, and the general public visiting the judicial facilities;
• providing security for justices and judges outside of the judiciary grounds and while on official business;
• serving various forms of process; and
• assisting in transporting prisoners.