About ATF


ATF protects the public from crimes involving firearms, explosives, arson, and the diversion of alcohol and tobacco products; regulates lawful commerce in firearms and explosives; and provides worldwide support to law enforcement, public safety, and industry partners.


A world-class law enforcement organization committed to safeguarding lives by protecting the public from violent crime.



We pledge an unwavering personal and organizational commitment to:


  • Preserving and protecting human life and public safety.
  • Fairness, and respect for the worth, dignity, and diversity of all people. 
  • Supporting the well-being of all members of the ATF family. 
  • Professionalism, honesty, integrity, accountability, ethical behavior, and excellence. 
  • Innovation, critical thinking, continuous learning and development.


  • Teamwork and collaborative effort.
  • Partnerships that promote the safety and security of our nation.


  • Upholding the Constitution and the laws of the United States in the pursuit of justice.
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