City Marshals are public officers and independent contractors, but not City employees.
Marshals do not receive regular salaries or guaranteed income.
Marshals collect their own fees, set by State law.
Marshals pay their own expenses and must keep their offices open during business hours. Start-up expenses can be high.
Retired New York City employees forfeit pension and retirement allowances while holding office as New York City Marshals.
This suspension of City pension benefits does not apply to retired New York City police officers, correction officers, fire marshals, and deputy sheriffs. New York City retirees from other job titles may apply for waivers.
Marshals must follow strict rules and keep detailed records prescribed by the Appellate Division and the Department of Investigation (DOI).
Marshals must account for all money they receive and disburse.
Marshals personally enforce court orders, including evictions, the seizure of cars and utility meters, and garnishment of wages and bank accounts. This work can be difficult, unpopular, and dangerous.
Marshals must always exercise care and good judgment, put safety first, and respect the rights of others.
Marshals must seek assistance from the police and guidance from DOI when problems arise.