NORWALK, Conn. -- Tracy Dayton of Weston has been appointed to the State Marshal Commission by Senate Majority Leader Bob Duff (D-Norwalk).
Dayton is an executive assistant U.S. attorney at the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Connecticut. The appointment takes effect immediately and runs through June 30, 2018.
“Tracy is a world-class attorney with nearly 20 years of experience as a prosecutor at the local and federal levels,” said Duff. “Her understanding of our legal system will be of great value to the Commission and ensure the proper oversight of Connecticut’s State Marshals.”
Dayton joined the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Connecticut in 2007. She has served as Senior Counsel for investigations and prosecutions involving wire fraud, securities fraud, mail fraud, money laundering, bribery, corruption, violent crimes and racketeering enterprises. She has also supervised the largest unit in U.S. Attorney’s Office comprised of 16 Assistant U.S. Attorneys.
“I am honored to be appointed by Senator Duff and to be given the opportunity to serve on the Commission,” said Dayton. “As an executive assistant U.S. attorney, I understand the importance of having professional and qualified state marshals for our justice system. I look forward to using my experiences and legal expertise to assist the commission.”
Prior to her legal work on the east coast, Dayton was the deputy district attorney from 1995 to 2000 at the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office. She served as lead prosecutor on felony murder, robbery, sexual assault, narcotics trafficking, and gang-related investigations and trials.
She received her bachelor of arts degree in psychology from Princeton University and her law degree from Boalt Hall School of Law at the University of California at Berkeley.
The State Marshal Commission is an executive branch commission established in 2000, that oversees the state marshal system implementing examinations and appointment procedures of state marshals. The commission also sets training requirements, professional standards, audit policies, disciplinary protocol, restraining order rotations, and administrative procedures for the state marshal system.
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