Meet the Special Agent in Charge
Special Agent in Charge (SAC) Wayne L. Dixie has over 28 years in law enforcement. He began his law enforcement career with Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identifications and Investigations where he served 4 years, and he has served 24 years with ATF.
During his tenure with Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identifications & Investigations, he was assigned to the Narcotics Bureau which involved working undercover and managing confidential informants to investigate complex drug investigations with federal, state and local law enforcement agencies.
SAC Dixie is currently the senior leader of ATF’s Atlanta Field Division, which encompasses the entire state of Georgia in its area of responsibility.
Prior to this position, SAC Dixie was the Deputy Assistant Director – East with ultimate responsibility for law enforcement operations in 10 field division in the eastern third of the U.S. In this capacity, he led 10 Special Agents in Charge and over 1,342 employees.
Previously, he was the SAC of the Charlotte Field Division, ATF’s Chief Law Enforcement Officer in the Carolinas overseeing both Criminal Enforcement and Industry Operations. He planned, directed, and managed law enforcement and regulatory operations for North and South Carolina. During this time, he built strong partnerships with law enforcement and public officials and led change within the division.
In 1992, SAC Dixie accepted a position as a special agent with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms in Cincinnati, Ohio. While assigned to the Cincinnati Field Office, SAC Dixie worked as an undercover agent and a criminal investigator. He investigated significant interstate and international firearms trafficking organizations. Most of these investigations involved armed narcotics traffickers, firearms traffickers, gang members and firearms possessed by prohibited persons.
Some of the other positions he has held at ATF include Assistant Special Agent in Charge and Group Supervisor in the Columbus Field Division. There he managed a cadre of special agents and task force officers who executed surveillance/undercover investigations, violent crime investigations, firearms trafficking and gang investigations. He held a similar supervisory position in Albuquerque, N.M. At ATF Headquarters in Washington, D.C., he served as Training Division Project Manager which was responsible for designing training classes and leading instructors in the delivery of ATF’s Complex Investigations course.
SAC Dixie was also a member of ATF’s Special Response Team (SRT), which is a group of special agents who are trained in tactics and the execution of high risk search warrants. SAC Dixie holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from Anderson University in Indiana and is a member of the Senior Executive Service.