David S. Booth was selected as the Special Agent in Charge (SAC) of the Denver Field Division of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) in April 2019. He is responsible for ATF operations throughout Colorado, Montana, Utah and Wyoming.
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.
Booth began his career with ATF in 2000 as a Special Agent in Reno, Nevada. As a Special Agent, he worked on a broad spectrum of cases that fell within ATF's jurisdiction, to include investigations focusing on violent crime, firearms trafficking and explosives cases. In 2007, Booth was selected to serve as the Project Officer, Special Operations Division, Critical Incident Management Branch. In 2009, Booth moved to the International Affairs Office, where he oversaw ATF’s role in Mexico. Booth was promoted to the Denver Field Division Group Supervisor position in June 2011 and to the Assistant Special Agent in Charge position in Denver in 2014. Booth was selected to lead the newly formed National Investigative Division in 2016, which is comprised of two branches: the Alcohol, Tobacco, Enforcement Branch and the Internet Investigations Center. In 2017, Booth was selected to serve as the Bureau Deciding Official and in 2018, the interim Special Agent in Charge for ATF’s Charlotte Field Division.
Prior to becoming a Special Agent, Booth served in the U.S. Army in a Mechanized Infantry Unit and as a U.S. Park Police officer for more than six years.
Booth holds a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from Western New Mexico University and a Master’s Degree in Organizational Management from the University of Phoenix.