Meet the Special Agent In Charge

Christopher BombardiereSpecial Agent Christopher Bombardiere is the Crime Gun Intelligence Center Group Supervisor of the Los Angeles Field Division. His responsibilities are to supervise an elite team of Special Agents, Industry Operations Investigators, Intelligence Research Specialists and LAPD taskforce officers utilizing cutting-edge science and technology to solve violent crimes. Proactively generating and investigating criminal cases and referrals relating to crimes throughout Southern California from Mexico to north of Santa Barbara. Developed and implemented a comprehensive NIBIN investigative taskforce aimed at reducing violent crime, specifically targeting, identifying and arresting shooters and their accomplices within the city of Los Angeles. Implemented new strategies, technologies and investigative techniques to accomplish the goal of reducing violent crime and eradicating the Los Angeles Field Division area of responsibility of crime guns.

Bombardiere served as the Branch Chief, National Field Office Case Information System, Office of Strategic Intelligence and Information, Intelligence and Information System Division. Duties included overseeing system requirements, intelligence gathering and analytical analysis of intelligence data entered into the current case management system by field and headquarters personnel. 

Bombardiere is also a Certified Explosive Specialist. While working in the Newark Field Division, he was named the division’s Explosive Advisor, responsible for planning, coordinating, preparing, overseeing and approving all explosives disposal operations and explosives training for the division. He coordinated logistical support and resources from state and local explosives community, supplementing the division’s lack of resources. He trained state and local municipalities in all facets of the explosives arena. Bombardiere also served as a Special Agent Canine Handler and a Public Information Officer.  

While assigned to the New York Field Division, Bombardiere investigated alleged violations of federal explosives, arson, firearms, alcohol and tobacco statutes. He coordinated investigative functions to include obtaining evidence, preparing and presenting criminal case reports to the U.S. Attorney for prosecution of said violations; prepared and served arrest and/or search warrants on complex cases; and testified as a government witness. Conducted countless interviews, surveillance activities, and maintained a professional working relationship with all agencies involved in several multi-jurisdictional investigations. Prior to working for the ATF, Bombardiere was employed by the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service where he held the positions of District Adjudications Officer and Information Officer.  

Bombardiere holds a bachelor’s degree from the City University of New York. He also attended the John Jay College of Criminal Justice New York master’s degree program in forensic psychology. Additionally, Bombardiere was named the ATF Honor Graduate for the 2001 New Professional Training Class (ATF New Agent Training Academy).

Last Reviewed October 25, 2023