George H. Lauder was selected as Special Agent in Charge (SAC) of the Kansas City Field Division in April 2017 and assumed that role in July 2017. SAC Lauder is responsible for ATF operations in Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska and Iowa.
Prior to his selection, SAC Lauder served as the Assistant Special Agent in Charge (ASAC) of the Chicago Field Division. In that capacity, SAC Lauder coordinated both the enforcement and administrative activities of offices in Illinois and northwest Indiana. He served as the acting SAC from October 2016 to February 2017.
SAC Lauder’s career with ATF spans more than 16 years and he has served in a variety of investigative and leadership assignments. SAC Lauder began his career with ATF in Houston, Texas where he served as member of Houston Arson and Explosives Task Force; he was responsible for investigating the criminal misuse of explosives, criminal bombings and complex, arson for profit schemes.
SAC Lauder also served as a program manager at the ATF headquarters in the Public and Governmental Affairs directorate. There he was responsible for cultivating relationships with U.S. law enforcement and international law enforcement organizations at a headquarters level. He formerly served as the Vice Chairman of the Washington DC area’s Liaison Officers Association. In 2010, SAC Lauder was a class coordinator of the U.S. Department of State, International Law Enforcement Academy (ILEA) in Gaborone, Botswana.
SAC Lauder also served as Chief of the Executive Protection Branch where he coordinated the protective activities and was ultimately responsible for the safety and security of the ATF Director. SAC Lauder served in that capacity for approximately two years before transferring to the St. Paul Field Division as the Resident Agent in Charge (RAC) in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Throughout his career, SAC Lauder received numerous commendations and is a prior recipient of ATF’s Todd McKeehan award. He is a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) and the International Association of Arson Investigators (IAAI).
SAC Lauder began his law enforcement career in 1994 as a probation and parole officer in Miami, Florida. He subsequently served five years in the United States Border Patrol before joining ATF in January 2001.
SAC Lauder holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminology from Florida State University.
George H. Lauder