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Welcome to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) Kansas City Field Division. Our Division is responsible for ATF criminal enforcement and industry regulatory activities in the states of Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, and Iowa. Our dedicated work force is comprised of special agents, industry operations investigators, certified fire investigators, certified explosives specialists, forensic auditors, explosive enforcement officers, canine handlers, technicians, legal counsel, support staff, and contractors.

ATF is committed to reducing violent crime in our neighborhoods. ATF’s Kansas City Field Division special agents combat firearms violence by focusing their investigative efforts on armed violent offenders, career criminals, gun traffickers, violent gangs, and other criminal organizations. We also work in partnership with other state and local law enforcement throughout the field division to accomplish this mission.

Explosives and arson enforcement are an integral part of ATF’s overall violent crime reduction strategy. Highly trained ATF Special Agents combat arson and explosives-related crimes by conducting independent investigations utilizing ATF laboratories and cutting edge technology. Also ATF provides explosives post-blast training for local investigators and bomb technicians.

ATF also has the duty of regulating the firearms and explosives industries. Our ATF Industry Operations Investigators work to ensure that all firearms and explosives are stored, and handled in a safe manner as mandated by federal, state, and local laws.

We encourage all residents to get involved and assist us in our goal of reducing crime in our communities. If community members have information regarding any violent criminal activity in this region, do not hesitate to contact the Kansas City Field Division at (816) 559-0700.

Gregory K. Gant



Biography
Gregory K. Gant

Special Agent in Charge
Kansas City Field Division

Gregory Gant was named Special Agent in Charge (SAC) of the Kansas City Field Division of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) in September 2013. He is responsible for ATF operations throughout the States of Missouri, Iowa, Nebraska, and Kansas.

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, trafficking of firearms, 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 this position, SAC Gant served as the Assistant Special Agent in Charge (ASAC) of the Kansas City Field Division, and has held numerous other leadership positions at ATF National Headquarters in Washington, DC, and in the field, including Assistant Director and Deputy Assistant Director of the Office of Public and Governmental Affairs (PGA), and SAC of the Atlanta and Baltimore Field Divisions

Other positions SAC Gant has held during his ATF career include Chief of ATF’s National Center for Explosives Training and Research and Chief of the Liaison Division in PGA. He also held the positions of ASAC of the Dallas Field Division; Group Supervisor, Kansas City Field Division; and Special Response Team Training Manager.

SAC Gant started his law enforcement career in 1986 as a police officer with the St. Louis County Missouri Police Department, where he began as a patrolman and was later promoted to Detective in the Bureau of Narcotics. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Management from Tarkio College and a Master of Science Degree in Management from Johns Hopkins University.