Chief Deputy Matthew Fogg (Ret.)
U.S. Marshals Service Washington, D.C.
Matthew Fogg joined the United States Marshals Service (U.S.M.S.) in 1978 and soon became a highly decorated federal law officer. He was cross-designated a Supervisory Special Agent in charge of a U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration joint drug and gun interdiction Metropolitan Area Task Force. He was later promoted to Inspector in charge of the U.S.M.S. unit for the International Criminal Police Organization, the world’s largest international police organization. He received the District of Columbia, U.S. Attorney, and Federal Bar Association’s highest law enforcement awards for tracking down over 300 of America’s most-wanted and dangerous fugitives charged with prison escape, murder, rape, child molestation and illegal narcotic trafficking in the U.S. and abroad.
Matthew’s advocacy for LEAP and for equal justice under the law has allowed him to provide expert commentary for TV, radio, and print media. He holds leadership positions in three nonprofit government “watchdog” organizations. He is also the chapter president for the Heritage Chapter of Blacks In Government (B.|.G.) and the National Equal Employment Opportunity director for the F.E.W. Legal & Education Fund, Inc.
He has been a Board member for Amnesty International U.S.A. and was co-chair of the NOFEAR Coalition responsible for the passage of the NOFEAR Act civil rights legislation signed into law by President Bush in 2002. Matthew has testified before the United States Congress and state legislatures in addition to speaking at political forums and advocating for civilian oversight of law enforcement procedures.
Law Enforcement Action Partnership is a nonprofit organization composed of police, prosecutors, judges, and other criminal justice professionals who use their expertise to advance drug policy and criminal justice reforms that improve public safety. With 150 speakers across the United States, LEAP representatives reach millions of Americans each year through educational programs and media interviews.