ATF

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Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives


Contact: Public Affairs Division
www.atf.gov

February 2013

ATF Staffing And Budget

ATF is a unique law enforcement agency in the United States Department of Justice that protects our communities from violent criminals, criminal organizations, the illegal use and trafficking of firearms, the illegal use and storage of explosives, 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.

In 1973, ATF had 3,829 employees, including 1,622 special agents and 826 industry operations investigators. The agency’s budget was less than $74 million.

FISCAL YEAR TOTAL NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES (Full-Time Equivalents (FTE)) SPECIAL
AGENTS
(Domestic and Foreign)
INVESTIGATORS OTHER POSITIONS
(FTE)
DIRECT
BUDGET
AUTHORITY ($000)
2001 5,039 2,317 961 1,761 771,143
2002 5,115 2,367 933 1,815 854,747
2003 4,702 2,350 646 1,706 913,114
2004 4,721 2,378 665 1,678 827,289
2005 4,878 2,441 754 1,683 878,465
2006 4,861 2,430 764 1,667 911,817
2007 4,850 2,473 752 1,625 984,097
2008 4,991 2,539 739 1,713 984,097
2009 5,060 2,552 755 1,753 1,027,814
2010 5,107 2,562 807 1,738 1,114,772
2011 5,016 2,524 820 1,672 1,112,542
2012 4,770 2,442 793 1,535 1,152,000

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