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Welcome to ATF’s New York Field Division. Our dedicated work force is comprised of special agents, investigators, auditors, technicians and support staff serving the entire state of New York.

ATF New York is committed to reducing violent crime in our communities by denying criminals access to firearms and by removing armed offenders from our streets to face justice in our courts. Our criminal investigations routinely target specific criminal organizations and violent gangs. In the past year several criminal cases have been made against violent street gangs in New York City, Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse, Albany and Long Island.

ATF New York also focuses significant attention towards violations of the federal arson and explosives laws and illegal tobacco diversion.

We also have the duty of regulating the firearms and explosives industry. Our goal is to ensure that all firearms and explosives are stored, handled and sold in a safe manner according to law.

We encourage all citizens to get involved and assist us in our goal of reducing crime in our neighborhoods. If you have any information regarding illegal firearms or explosives trafficking, arson or violent gangs or even illegal tobacco diversion, please give us a call and let us know. Our telephone number at the New York ATF NY Crime Gun Center is 646-335-9070. It is staffed 24 hours-seven days a week. We need to hear from you in order for us to know what we can do for you.

Thomas Cannon


Thomas Cannon

Thomas Cannon

Special Agent in Charge
New York Field Division

Thomas J. Cannon was selected as the Special Agent in Charge (SAC) of the New York Field Division for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) in October 2013. He is responsible for ATF operations throughout the State of New York.

ATF is a key law enforcement agency within the U. S. Department of Justice that protects our communities from violent criminals, criminal organizations, the illegal use and storage of explosives, trafficking of firearms, acts of arson and bombings, acts of terrorism, and the illegal diversion of alcohol and tobacco products. The men and women of ATF perform the dual responsibilities of enforcing Federal criminal laws and regulating the firearms and explosives industries to protect against crime, violence, and other threats to public safety.

Prior to this assignment, SAC Cannon served as the SAC in the Newark Field Division, and was also responsible for ATF operations in New Jersey. He was the Assistant Special Agent in Charge of the Boston Field Division where he oversaw the day-to-day investigative activities of six criminal enforcement field offices in five of the New England states. He has held numerous other assignments, including special agent in the Washington Field Division, Washington, DC, program manager in ATF’s Office of Training and Professional Development at ATF National Headquarters, and the Resident Agent in Charge in the San Francisco Field Division’s Reno Field Office. SAC Cannon began his career in 1990 as a special agent in the Los Angeles Field Division.

SAC Cannon is a graduate of the College of Criminal Justice at Northeastern University in Boston.