Curtis Marshall’s law enforcement career spanned 26 years and includes extensive tactical, operational, management, and instructional experience. His first six years were with the United States Park Police working patrol, motorcycle, and plainclothes assignments, participating in many high-profile events, public demonstrations, and escorts of the President of the United States and visiting heads of state. As a Special Agent with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) for the following two decades, he investigated armed drug trafficking organizations and individuals, served as the lead agent on several arson and bombing investigations, led violent crime investigative teams, and served in undercover capacities. Mr. Marshall deployed across the country for high-risk operations as a tactical paramedic and tactical operator with ATF’s Special Response Team (SRT), supporting hundreds of investigations of violent organizations.
A certified and accomplished tactical instructor, he served as the primary use of force trainer for all division ATF Special Agents and state and local task force officers on the proper use of force involving firearms, less lethal equipment, electronic control devices (TASERs), and defensive tactics. As an adjunct instructor for the ATF National Academy, he taught trauma response, tactical movement, use of force, firearms, scenario-based training, and operational planning. Mr. Marshall served as a lead handgun instructor for the ATF Firearm Instructor training and conducted operational planning training for new supervisors. He reviewed division operational plans for every enforcement operation conducted, providing guidance related to personnel, location selection, equipment, tactics, diversions, and other risk management issues. He advised the ATF Special Operations Division on use of force policies and the annual Use of Force Training Curriculum.
Mr. Marshall has testified on many occasions as a police officer and an ATF agent before Federal Grand Juries and during trials, probable cause hearings, and sentencings. As a Senior Special Agent, Mr. Marshall provided expert witness testimony in state and Federal courts regarding firearms trafficking, firearms operation, and the interstate movement of firearms. He has received extensive training on firearms and ammunition and traveled to firearm and ammunition factories across the United States and abroad. He has examined thousands of firearms to determine make, model, caliber, operation, place of origin, and compliance with current laws, and has inspected thousands of rounds of ammunition to determine caliber, manufacturer, and legal classification. He frequently presented firearms educational seminars to a wide audience, to include members of Congress, state and Federal court personnel, prosecutors, defense attorneys, probation officers, state firearm examiners, state and local law enforcement, and medical examiners on topics including nomenclature, federal and state firearm and ammunition statutes, safe firearm operation, marking requirements, less lethal weapons, and ballistics. Mr. Marshall’s international training experience includes instruction on firearms and ammunition at the International Law Enforcement Academies (ILEA) in Budapest, Hungary and San Salvador, El Salvador.
After retirement from the government, Mr. Marshall served as the Vice President, Safety and Security, for the Colonial Downs Group, providing oversight of all security matters for a 300-acre horse track facility and six gaming locations in Virginia. He authored and implemented all current security policies and procedures for the company, ensured compliance with state regulatory agencies, conducted physical security assessments of properties, oversaw the security budget, and managed all outside service contracts. He supervised all security training for line security officers and site supervisors, well exceeding the state DCJS training requirements. Mr. Marshall frequently interacted with local and state government and public safety officials for new properties, day-to-day operations, and in preparation of large events of regional or national significance.
Mr. Marshall currently serves Eagle as a law enforcement consultant and provides case consultation, civil and criminal litigation support, investigative support, and expert witness testimony in the areas of: Use of Force Continuum to Include Less Lethal, Excessive Force and Deadly Force, Reasonableness of Use of Force and Use of Electronic Control Devices (TASER); Operational Planning; Firearms and Ammunition to Include Firearms and Ammunition Classifications, Firearms Operation and Ballistics.