Trevor Velinor is the Special Agent in Charge of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) Columbus Field Division, with operational responsibility for Ohio and the southern judicial district of Indiana.
Prior to this assignment, from August 2012 to October 2016, Special Agent Velinor was the Assistant Special Agent in Charge for the Tampa Field Division, having responsibility for criminal and regulatory mission. Special Agent Velinor was assigned to the Bureau’s Headquarters from July 2008 to August 2012, where he served as a Program Manager in the Legislative Affairs Division and the Liaison Division (Intergovernmental Division). In September 2005 he was promoted to the Resident Agent in Charge of the Colorado Springs Field Office, where he served until July 2008. Special Agent Velinor served as a Senior Special Agent in several groups while assigned in Houston, TX between June 2001 and September 2005, where he was recognized for his efforts in conducting domestic and international firearms trafficking investigations. He also was assigned to the U.S. Virgin Islands from 1997 to 2001.
Special Agent Velinor began his ATF career in 1990 in Orlando, Florida where for 7 years, he conducted various investigations into violent narcotics and firearms trafficking organizations.
A native Virgin Islander, Special Agent Velinor holds a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice (1987) and a Master’s of Applied Social Science, with an emphasis in Public Administration (1988), both from Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University. Special Agent Velinor is currently enrolled at the University of Phoenix, pursuing a master’s degree in Industrial and Organizational Psychology. He is a Life-Member of the National Association of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE), a member of the National Council of Negro Women, the Liaison Officers Association, and other organizations.