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. We partner with communities, industries, law enforcement, and public safety agencies to safeguard the public we serve through information sharing, training, research and use of technology.


  • We are ATF — A dedicated team securing America’s future by accomplishing a critical mission today.
  • We Protect America.
  • We Protect Your Community.


  • We value our people and those we serve.

  • We value professionalism, integrity, diversity, commitment, innovation, and excellence.

  • We value partnerships that promote the safety of our communities.

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