FREE e-Newsletter
Important News - Hot Topics
Get them Now!

Top News

Not Enough Marshals for Witness Protection

March 18, 2005  | 

Nearly 25 percent of the U.S. Marshals assigned to the federal witness protection program have been cut in the past eight years, despite a growing number of witnesses being added to the program, according to a report from the Justice Department inspector general.

Additional problems cited in the report included low morale among the remaining marshals working in the program, largely because of low pay, and not requiring marshals to sign agreements that they would not disclose the details of their work with anyone.

“If the staffing level does not keep pace with the workload, the quality of services provided to program participants could decline unacceptably,” Inspector General Glenn A. Fine said.

For more information visit and

Request more info about this product / service / company

Be the first to comment on this story

POLICE Magazine does not tolerate comments that include profanity, personal attacks or antisocial behavior (such as "spamming" or "trolling"). This and other inappropriate content or material will be removed. We reserve the right to block any user who violates this, including removing all content posted by that user.

Other Recent News

New Beretta Pico Training Pistol Bluegun Available from Ring's Manufacturing
The Beretta Pico Bluegun training pistol replica from Ring's Manufacturing is molded from...
Video: Arizona Sheriff's Agency to Test Less-Lethal Pistol
The Pinal County (AZ) Sheriff's Office is the first U.S. law enforcement agency to adopt...
Beretta M9A3 Available for Military and Law Enforcement Agencies
Beretta Defense Technologies' Beretta Model M9A3 semi-automatic pistol is now shipping to...
Rogers Holster Offers New QD Mount for Trijicon MRO Sights
After the release of the new Trijicon MRO, Rogers Holster Company decided to fill the need...
UK Police Don't Have the Guns to Protect Citizens, Says Local Police Commissioner
When an Islamist outrage occurs on UK soil, as it inevitably will, our forces may have...

Get Your FREE Trial Issue and Win a Gift! Subscribe Today!
Yes! Please rush me my FREE TRIAL ISSUE of POLICE magazine and FREE Officer Survival Guide with tips and tactics to help me safely get out of 10 different situations.

Just fill in the form to the right and click the button to receive your FREE Trial Issue.

If POLICE does not satisfy you, just write "cancel" on the invoice and send it back. You'll pay nothing, and the FREE issue is yours to keep. If you enjoy POLICE, pay only $25 for a full one-year subscription (12 issues in all). Enjoy a savings of nearly 60% off the cover price!

Offer valid in US only. Outside U.S., click here.
It's easy! Just fill in the form below and click the red button to receive your FREE Trial Issue.
First Name:
Last Name:
Zip Code:
We respect your privacy. Please let us know if the address provided is your home, as your RANK / AGENCY will not be included on the mailing label.
E-mail Address:

Police Magazine