Welcome to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) Tampa Field Division. Our Division is responsible for ATF criminal enforcement and industry regulatory activities in 58 of the 67 counties in the State of Florida. The ATF Tampa Field Division encompasses over 44,370 sq. miles with a population of more than 12 million people. The Tampa Field Division consists of two Federal Judicial Districts, the Northern and Middle Judicial Districts of Florida.
Our dedicated workforce is comprised of special agents, investigators, auditors, technicians and support staff. ATF is committed to reducing violent crime in our neighborhoods. ATF is dedicated to combating firearm violence by focusing our investigative efforts on armed violent repeat offenders, career criminals, gun traffickers and gangs. We also work in partnership with other local, state and federal law enforcement agencies throughout Florida to accomplish this mission.
Explosives and arson enforcement is an integral part of ATF’s overall violent crime reduction strategy. ATF special agents combat arson and explosives related crimes by conducting complex independent investigations and by working in partnership with local and state fire investigators and police bomb squads.
ATF is responsible for regulating the firearms and explosives industries. Our industry operations investigators work to ensure that firearms are properly transferred and that explosives are stored and conveyed in accordance with the law.
We encourage all residents to get involved and assist us in our goal of reducing crime in our communities. Give us a call and let us know what we can do for you. Our phone number is (813) 202-7300.
Special Agent in Charge
Tampa Field Division
After 24 years of Service with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), Special Agent Lombardo has returned to the Sunshine State of Florida to lead the Tampa Field Division as the Special Agent in Charge. She is responsible for ATF operations in the northern half of Florida.
ATF is a unique law enforcement agency in the United State 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 her current position, she held the position as the Assistant Special Agent in Charge of the New York Field Office responsible for the oversight and direction of the New York Field Division encompassing New York City and the State of New York to include offices along the Canadian border. In 2012 she served as the Chief of the ATF Leadership Institute tasked with the critical mission to design develop and execute a new leadership journey model for ATF’s total workforce and a new vision for ATF “Leadership Day One” bringing an initiative holistic approach to leadership development.
Prior to her time in Professional Development, she was the Assistant Country Attach for ATF in Toronto Canada, a diplomatic position she served for 7 years. Her primary mission in Canada was to enhance cross border cooperation and cultivate a close working relationship between U.S. and Canadian law enforcement. Her expertise has been facilitating proactive cross border weapons trafficking operations She established ATF’s first office in Toronto, creating a strong footprint for ATF and developed the first “Crime Gun Analysis Team” utilizing ATF‘s Gun Center concept bringing her expertise and passion for working firearms trafficking investigations to her position.
Prior to her International assignment, she spent five years as the ATF Supervisory Special Agent for the HIDTA (High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area) Task Force in Miami, Florida. She managed a multi-agency task force that proactively targets home invasion robbery groups, police impersonators and drug related violent crime groups. Her strong leadership resulted in the Miami Dade “Outstanding Law Enforcement Group Award of the Year” for three consecutive years while under her leadership. She is most noted and respected by her peers for her leadership and management style, a balance between the heart and sword.
She began her federal career in 1992 when she joined ATF and served as a Special Agent in Miami Field Division. It is there she established a solid foundation for her career. She led many investigations and conducted undercover operations involving armed narcotics trafficking organizations as both case agent and undercover agent. As a very diverse field agent she was highly recognized for her ability to develop and initiate multi defendant complex investigations involving armed violent crime groups. Many of her complex investigations have led to receiving many leadership awards and recognition by the highest ranking government officials.