The CNMI Office of Homeland Security has donated seven digital handheld radios to the CNMI Marshal Service Division.
The radios will greatly improve the marshals' intra-division communications and allow members to communicate by radio with the Department of Public Safety, the Department of Corrections, and the Emergency Management Office.
Under Public Law 17-41, the Marshal Division assumed new duties and responsibilities outside the courthouse. Marshals now serve jury summonses, bench warrants, and other court orders. They have undergone firearms and officer survival training with the Department of Public Safety and taken specialized standard procedure training from the U.S. Federal Marshals on Guam.
CNMI Homeland Security Special Assistant Marvin K. Seman made the presentation of the equipment to Chief Justice Alexandro C. Castro, who commented that in obtaining this equipment with the help of Homeland Security “the Marshal Service Division moves forward on its course of becoming a fully trained and equipped partner among the law enforcement agencies.”