Noel March sworn in as Maine’s US Marshal


PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine’s new U.S. marshal will begin his new duties on Friday.

Former University of Maine Public Safety Director Noel March was sworn into office Thursday at a ceremony in Arlington, Va. His nomination was confirmed last month by the U.S. Senate.

The U.S. Marshal Service is the nation’s oldest law enforcement agency. Its officers are charged with protecting federal judges and the security of the federal courts, and investigating and apprehending federal fugitives, as well as managing forfeited assets and overseeing Maine’s Violent Crimes Task Force.

U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud said Thursday that March has a proven track record of “experience and integrity” and that he’ll serve the state well.