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Office of the Press Secretary

For Immediate Release February 9, 1998
                        AS UNITED STATES MARSHAL 
                        FOR THE DISTRICT OF UTAH

The President today announced his intent to nominate Randall Dean Anderson to serve as United States Marshal for the District of Utah.

Mr. Randall Dean Anderson, of Taylorsville, Utah, is a career law enforcement officer who has been employed by the Salt Lake County Sheriff's Office in Salt Lake City, Utah since 1974. He currently holds the rank of Captain in the Administration Division. During his tenure, Mr. Anderson was responsible for the implementation of the Major Offender/Asset Forfeiture Unit, which seizes unlawfully acquired assets from criminal networks. He received a Bachelor's degree in Police Science from Weber State University, a Master's degree in Public Administration from Utah State University, and is a graduate of the FBI National Academy.

The United States Marshal Service is responsible for providing support and protection for the Federal courts, apprehending Federal fugitives, operating the Federal Witness Security program, maintaining custody of and transporting Federal prisoners, and responding to emergency crisis situations.