THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES JOSE ANTONIO PEREZ AS UNITED STATES MARSHAL FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
The President today announced his intent to nominate Jose Antonio "Tony" Perez to serve as United States Marshal for the Southern District of California.
Mr. Jose Antonio Perez, of Walnut, California, has been with the U.S. Marshals Service since 1973, rising through the ranks and serving as Chief Deputy U.S. Marshal for the Central District of California since 1994. From 1990 to 1994, he was the Chief of the Enforcement Operations Division at the U.S. Marshals Service Headquarters in Arlington, Virginia. From 1988 to 1990, he was the Chief, Major Crimes Unit, at Marshals Service Headquarters. He was a Deputy U.S. Marshal from 1973 to 1982, in the Central District of California and the Southern District of Florida. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1969 to 1972.
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.