About Kansas City Field Division

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, Iowa and the Southern Judicial District of Illinois. 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.

Bernard G. Hansen

Last Reviewed March 21, 2023