The Criminal Intelligence Branch provides investigative research and analysis in support of various Marshals Service operations and provides oversight of special information systems used by the Marshals Service, including the Warrant Information Network — the agency's central, law enforcement information system, and management of data sharing projects with other agencies.
- Strategic and Tactical support for fugitive investigations
- Management and administration of the case section of the Justice Detainee Information System (JDIS), law enforcement systems and commercial information systems
- Management of data sharing projects with other agencies
Warrant Information Network
The Warrant Information Network (WIN), the central law enforcement information system for the U.S. Marshals Service (USMS), is an integral part of daily U.S. Marshals Service field and headquarters law enforcement operations, supporting fugitive investigations, warrant administration, threat management, security of U.S. Marshals Service protectees, and headquarters oversight of district investigations. Warrant Information Network is the main information gateway for the U.S. Marshals Service to the National Crime Information Center (NCIC).
The Criminal Intelligence Branch administers Warrant Information Network, providing user support, training, and system and development oversight. Warrant Information Network is used by 2,500 U.S. Marshals Service management, investigative, and administrative personnel and handles over 15,000 transactions per day including 100 new fugitive, warrant or threat record entries. Warrant Information Network houses information and images regarding more than 700,000 subjects of U.S. Marshals Service fugitive and protective investigations and it interfaces with the National Crime Information Center and the National Law Enforcement Telecommunications System.