Mr. John F. Clark was elected to the Board of Directors of the U.S. Marshals Survivors Benefit Fund in August 2013. He was subsequently appointed as the 3rd Chairman of the Board in August 2016.
Mr. Clark graduated from Northeastern University where he received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice with High Honors.
In June 1977, he began his law enforcement career in the York, Maine, Police Department where he served for six years as a Police Officer until December 1983.
His Federal law enforcement career began in December 1983 when he was sworn in as a Deputy U.S. Marshal in the U.S. Marshals Service (USMS.) He retired as a Chief Deputy U.S. Marshal in July 2011. During his 28-year USMS career, he held several operational, supervisory, and managerial positions in district field offices, headquarters divisions, and the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) in Glynco, GA. He also served as the Commander of a Regional Fugitive Task Force in CA.
Mr. Clark has worked throughout the United States and abroad, resulting in a global perspective of law enforcement and security issues. He has provided consulting expertise to the International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL) Lyon, France, the U.S. Department of State, the Jamaican Constabulary Force in Kingston, Jamaica, and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) in Mexico. Mr. Clark received the U.S. Marshals Service Distinguished Service Award, the Meritorious Service Award, and the President’s Award from the Peace Officers Association of Los Angeles County (POALAC.)
Mr. Clark is a recognized subject matter expert for fugitive investigations and multi-agency task forces and has provided instruction on these topics at national and international training conferences sponsored by INTERPOL, the International Association of Chiefs of Police, the National Sheriffs Association, the National Association of Fugitive Investigators, the Naval Postgraduate School and other entities. He has also appeared in several documentary programs about high profile fugitive investigations.
He is a graduate of the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, the U.S. Marshals Service Academy, the Maine Criminal Justice Academy, and the FBI National Academy (217th Session.) He holds certificates in Leadership Development from the Center for Creative Leadership and Sam Houston State University. He is a member of the American Society of Industrial Security, International Association of Chiefs of Police, National Sheriffs Association, and the FBI National Academy Associates.
In addition to his service on the USMSBF Board, he is also one of the organizers of the annual Marshals Golf Classic which has raised more than $700,000 to support the Fund.