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Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

For Immediate Release

September 19, 2013

Contact: Special Agent Debora Seifert

Public Information Officer

(617) 557-1292

New Leader Named for ATF Boston Field Division

Daniel Kumor to Lead ATF Boston Field Division in Fight Against Violent Crime

BOSTON — Director B. Todd Jones of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) named Daniel J. Kumor as the Special Agent in Charge (SAC) of the Boston Field Division. Kumor assumed the new post earlier this month.

As the senior executive for the Boston Field Division, Kumor has operational oversight of ATF field offices in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont. Collectively, the ATF offices employ a variety of law enforcement programs and industry regulatory strategies to protect communities throughout New England from violent criminals, and criminal organizations.

Kumor is a career ATF special agent with more than 25 years service to the agency. He began his career as a special agent in the New York Field Division, where he worked primarily violent crime investigations involving street gangs, firearms trafficking, racketeering and organized crime. Over the course of his career, he has received numerous awards and commendations, including the Secretary of the Treasury Award for the successful organized crime investigation of a violent street gang in New York City.

Other assignments include supervisory special agent in the Seattle Field Division, and chief of ATF’s Special Operations Training Branch; chief, Legislative Affairs and chief, Office of International Affairs. Kumor was previously assigned to the Boston Field Division as an assistant special agent in charge, where he oversaw enforcement operations in the Boston metropolitan area, as well as in Vermont, Maine and New Hampshire.

Kumor has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Criminal Justice from Temple University and began his law enforcement career in 1985 as a police officer in Philadelphia. He also served as a Deputy US Marshal in Newark, N.J.

The ATF Boston Field Division partners with communities, industries, law enforcement, and public safety agencies to safeguard the public from violent crime through information sharing, training, research and technology.

ATF’s Boston Field Division has oversight of the largest concentration of firearms manufacturers in the nation with regulatory responsibilities for more than 2,700 federal firearm dealers and in excess of 400 explosives licensees in the six New England states.

Field Division resources include an explosives detection canine, certified explosives experts, certified arson investigators, members of the National Response Team and Special Response Team, and a National Response Team vehicle.

More information on ATF and its programs can be found at