Meet the Special Agent in Charge

Special Agent in Charge Benjamin GibbonsBenjamin P. Gibbons was appointed as the Special Agent in Charge of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Atlanta Field Division in August 2021. In his current position he is responsible for criminal enforcement and industry operations in Georgia. SAC Gibbons started his career as a Special Agent in the Atlanta Field Division in September 2000, where he investigated federal firearms violations to include firearms trafficking, violent crime, arson and explosives. During this time, he received two National Top Cop Honorable Mention Awards and a Northern District of Georgia U.S. Attorney Award.

SAC Gibbons then served as a training manager at the ATF National Academy in Glynco, Georgia, from August 2013 to August 2015. There he instructed and mentored special agent trainees through Special Agent Basic Training. He then went to the Nashville Field Division as the Resident Agent in Charge of the Chattanooga Field Office from August 2015 to August 2018. While at this assignment, he was responsible for focusing resources on combating violent crime and contributing to the acquisition and development of the Chattanooga Police Department NIBIN program.

SAC Gibbons became the Assistant Special Agent in Charge in the Charlotte Field Division September 2018 to January 2021. There his duties included overseeing four criminal enforcement groups, Crime Gun Intelligence Group and Division Operations. More recently, SAC Gibbons was the SAC of the Internal Affairs Division in Arlington, Virginia, from January 2021 to August 2021, where he oversaw investigations of ATF personal misconduct and criminal allegations.  

SAC Gibbons received a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from Morris Brown College in 2000 and a master’s degree in Human Resources Training and Development from Seton Hall University in 2015. He is a member of the National Association of Black Law Enforcement Executives.

Last Reviewed January 3, 2022