Derrick Driscoll

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Springfield, Massachusetts
CitizenshipUnited States of America
  • BA in History
  • Msc in Criminal Justice
Alma mater
  • University of Massachusetts, Amherst
  • University of New Haven
OccupationLaw enforcement officer
Years active1994-present

Derrick Driscoll is an American law enforcement officer currently serving as the Deputy Director for the United States Marshals Service since July 21, 2019.

Early life and education

Born in Springfield, Massachusetts, Driscoll graduated from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst in 1991 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in History with a minor in Political Science. He later continued his education at the University of New Haven, receiving a graduate fellowship in 1993 and graduating in 1994 with a Master of Science degree in Criminal Justice with a concentration in Security Management.


Driscoll began his career in law enforcement in May 1994 with the Hamden County Sheriff’s Department in Springfield, Massachusetts, where he remained until March 1997.

In March 1997, Driscoll started his career with the United States Marshals Service (USMS) as a Deputy U.S. Marshal. Driscoll’s career with USMS included roles such as Chief Deputy U.S. Marshal for the Superior Court of the District of Columbia, one of the agency’s busiest district offices. From 2012 until 2014, he served as the Assistant Director and Deputy Assistant Director for Tactical Operations leading global security functions for the agency. From 2014 until 2017, he served as the Assistant Director for Investigations directing global criminal and fugitive investigations for the agency. He also oversaw the creation of the agency’s Sex Offender Investigations Branch, Missing Child Unit and formation of the National Sex Offender Targeting Center[1]. From 2017 until 2019, he held the post of Associate Director for Operations, where he was responsible for leading all USMS operational personnel, programs, and law enforcement missions including: Investigative and Intelligence Operations, Judicial and Witness Security, and Dignitary Protection.[2]

In addition to his current internal agency responsibilities, Driscoll also serves on the Attorney General’s Law Enforcement Advisory Council, the Board of Directors for the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children[3], and is a member of the International Security Manager’s Association[4]. Prior to serving as a Senior Executive, Driscoll lead the agency’s Joint Terrorism Task Force program, helped to build its Office of Protective Intelligence and was selected to serve on the agency’s Hazardous Response Unit, a rescue/response unit created due to the tragic events of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

On April 23, 2019, Derrick Driscoll received approval by U.S. Attorney General William Barr to serve as the Acting Deputy Director for the USMS[5], while also taking on the roles of Chief Operating Officer and Chief Risk Officer for the agency. On July 21, 2019, he was selected by Director Donald Washington to serve as the permanent Deputy Director of USMS.

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