Carlson nominated for U.S. marshal

Dallas Carlson has been nominated by the president to serve as the U.S. Marshal for the District of North Dakota. Carlson currently serves as the director of the North Dakota Bureau of Criminal Investigation, a position he has held since 2011.

“Given his experience leading the Bureau of Criminal Investigation and his more than 35 years working in various aspects of law enforcement, Dallas has the background necessary to serve well as U.S. Marshal,” Sen. John Hoeven, R-ND, said. “We look forward to advancing his nomination through the Senate.”

“Dallas Carlson is a respected public servant with a long and distinguished record of protecting North Dakota families and communities through his service at the Bureau of Criminal Investigation – and has also become a great friend over the years. Today’s nomination is well-deserved recognition of his outstanding career, and his breadth of knowledge and on-the-ground experience will significantly strengthen the capacity of the U.S. Marshals in North Dakota to address human trafficking, illicit narcotics, and other major crimes in our state,” said Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-ND.

Carlson began his 29-year career at NDBCI as a special agent before being promoted to chief agent and finally director of NDBCI. He had supervised drug investigations in Dickinson and worked as a special agent and then chief agent in the BCI’s Criminal Division.

Prior to his time at NDBCI, he worked for the Devils Lake and Mandan police departments and the Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office. Carlson, a native of Warwick, has a bachelor’s degree from Dickinson State University and has trained at the North Dakota Law Enforcement Training Academy, as well as the FBI National Academy.

Duties of the U.S. Marshal include protecting the federal judiciary, apprehending federal fugitives, managing seized assets, housing and transporting federal prisoners and operating the Witness Security Program.