Meet the Special Agent in Charge

Bernard “Butch” Hansen serves as the Special Agent in Charge of the Kansas City Field Division. Previously, Mr. Hansen served as one of three Assistant Special Agents in Charge in the Kansas City Field Division where he was responsible for ATF criminal enforcement operations in the Western District of Missouri. Over the course of his ATF career, Mr. Hansen has served in several positions in Headquarters and the field, including Deputy Chief of Field Management, Group Supervisor in the Chicago Field Division where he oversaw the Crime Gun Strike Force Pilot Program, and was a full time Special Response Team member assigned to Special Response Team I. Mr. Hansen began his ATF career as an Agent in the Helena, Montana Field Office in 1999. Mr. Hansen’s law enforcement career began in 1997 as a police officer with the Milwaukee Police Department. Mr. Hansen holds a Bachelor and Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Wisconsin.

Last Reviewed March 23, 2023