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Welcome to ATF’s New York Field Division. Our dedicated work force is comprised of special agents, investigators, auditors, technicians and support staff serving the entire state of New York.

ATF New York is committed to reducing violent crime in our communities by denying criminals access to firearms and by removing armed offenders from our streets to face justice in our courts. Our criminal investigations routinely target specific criminal organizations and violent gangs. In the past year several criminal cases have been made against violent street gangs in New York City, Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse, Albany and Long Island.

ATF New York also focuses significant attention towards violations of the federal arson and explosives laws and illegal tobacco diversion.

We also have the duty of regulating the firearms and explosives industry. Our goal is to ensure that all firearms and explosives are stored, handled and sold in a safe manner according to law.

We encourage all citizens to get involved and assist us in our goal of reducing crime in our neighborhoods. If you have any information regarding illegal firearms or explosives trafficking, arson or violent gangs or even illegal tobacco diversion, please give us a call and let us know. Our telephone number at the New York ATF NY Crime Gun Center is 646-335-9070. It is staffed 24 hours-seven days a week. We need to hear from you in order for us to know what we can do for you.

Delano A. Reid


Delano Reid

Delano A. Reid

Special Agent in Charge
New York Field Division

Delano Reid was selected as the Special Agent in Charge (SAC) of the New York Field Division of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) in October 2014. He is responsible for ATF operations throughout the entire State of New York.

ATF is a key law enforcement agency within the U. S. 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. The men and women of ATF perform the dual responsibilities of enforcing Federal criminal laws and regulating the firearms and explosives industries to protect against crime, violence, and other threats to public safety.

Prior to his appointment as the head of the New York Field Division, SAC Reid served 11 years as an Assistant Special Agent in Charge of several Field Divisions throughout the Bureau to include New York, Tampa and Washington DC. He also served as the Deputy Chief of the Firearms Operations Division in ATF National Headquarters, where he oversaw the Bureau's planning, development and coordination of firearms enforcement programs, most noticeably the National Integrated Ballistics Information Network (NIBIN). As a special agent in the Internal Affairs Division (IAD) he reviewed and investigated complaints, allegations of administrative or criminal misconduct, and other integrity violations (including sexual harassment or racial discrimination) involving ATF personnel.

In November 2003, SAC Reid was promoted to Assistant Special Agent in Charge of the New York Field Division where he was responsible for field operations in New York Field Offices throughout the State as well as the Regional Crime Gun Intelligence Center. Prior to that, he served as the Group Supervisor of the Philadelphia Project Safe Neighborhood initiative, the Philadelphia Firearms Trafficking Task Force and the Resident Agent in Charge of the Camden Field Office, overseeing field agents and task force officers conducting various complex investigations. In 1990, SAC Reid accepted a position as a Special Agent with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms in New York City, New York where he worked all aspects of ATF's jurisdiction. He began his law enforcement career with the New York City Police Department.

During his ATF tenure, SAC Reid has had many accomplishments as a case agent and was an undercover agent in countless investigations. He further received numerous awards and accolades, both internally and externally for his hard work and dedication. He has completed a number of executive development programs, to include study at the IACP Center for Police Leadership and Training concerning Leadership in Police Organizations, as well as study at the Executive Development Institute and the Center for Creative Leadership. SAC Reid holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mass Communications from Herbert H. Lehman College and a Master of Arts degree in Human Resources Training and Development from Seton Hall University. He is a current member of Kappa Delta Pi International Honor Society in Education and a member of the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE).