Meet the Special Agent in Charge

Special Agent in Charge Daryl S. McCormick.Daryl S. McCormick is the Special Agent in Charge (SAC) of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) Columbus Field Division, with operational responsibility for Ohio and most of the southern judicial district of Indiana.
ATF is a key law enforcement agency within the U.S. Department of Justice that protects the public from violent crime, violent criminal organizations, illegal firearms trafficking and possession, unlawful storage and utilization of explosives, acts of arson and bombings, acts of terrorism, as well as 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 to protect the public against violent crime and other threats to public safety.
Prior to his appointment as SAC, Special Agent McCormick was appointed Assistant Special Agent in Charge of the New York Field Division where he oversaw ATF’s criminal enforcement operations in New York City.
SAC McCormick began his career with ATF in 2002 as a Special Agent in the Dayton, Ohio Satellite Office, Cincinnati Field Office. He spent five years assigned to the Ohio Organized Crime Investigations Commission (OOCIC) Dayton Task Force where he participated in significant investigations of armed robbery rings, armed narcotics trafficking, pharmacy burglaries, large-scale food stamp fraud involving firearms trafficking, and numerous other offenses. He was then assigned to the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office Regional Area Narcotics and Gun Enforcement (RANGE) Task Force focused on armed narcotics traffickers, firearms trafficking and other violent offenders.
In 2014, he transferred to the Louisville Field Division where he assumed the position of Group Supervisor of the Louisville I Field Office, a position he held until December of 2016. From March 2017 until June 2019, McCormick served as the Deputy Chief and then Chief of the Criminal Intelligence Division, Office of Strategic Intelligence and Information at ATF Headquarters in Washington, D.C.
Prior to joining ATF, McCormick was a Patrolman and Detective with the Anderson, Indiana Police Department for over five years. Before entering law enforcement, he served five years in the United States Army as a military intelligence officer. He continued serving in the Army Reserve until June 1, 2022, when he retired at the rank of Colonel having most recently served as the Commander of an Army Reserve intelligence detachment and as the Joint Reserve Director of Intelligence for the Tampa U.S. Central Command Intelligence Support Center. McCormick was mobilized to active duty in the Army from 2004 to 2006 and served a combat tour in Iraq.
McCormick is a 1992 graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point with a Bachelor of Science in Political Science. He holds a Master of Science in Criminal Justice from the University of Cincinnati and a Master of Strategic Studies from the United States Army War College.


Last Reviewed July 31, 2023