About ATF

Eliot Ness

Eliot Ness

Eliot Ness was born in Chicago, on April 19, 1902, to Peter and Emma Ness. Eliot attended Chicago’s Fenger High School. He later entered the University of Chicago where he graduated in 1925 after studying Business Administration and Political Science. More »

Our History

Our History

Effective January 24, 2003, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) was transferred under the Homeland Security bill to the Department of Justice. The law enforcement functions of ATF under the Department of the Treasury were transferred to the Department of Justice. More »