Welcome to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), Louisville Field Division. Our division is responsible for ATF criminal enforcement and industry regulatory activities in the Commonwealth of Kentucky and the state of West Virginia. Our dedicated work force is comprised of special agents, investigators, auditors, technicians, and support staff.
We are committed to reducing violent crime in our neighborhoods. The special agents of the Louisville Division combat firearms violence by focusing investigative efforts on armed violent offenders, career criminals, gun traffickers, gangs and other criminal organizations. We also work in partnership with other local, state and federal law enforcement agencies throughout Kentucky, West Virginia and southern Indiana to accomplish our mission.
Explosives and arson enforcement are an integral part of ATFs overall violent crime reduction strategy. Special agents combat arson and explosives-related crimes by conducting investigations and by working in partnership with local fire departments, state fire investigators and police bomb squads.
ATF also has the duty of regulating the firearms and explosives industry. The industry operations investigators work to ensure that all firearms and explosives are stored, handled and sold in a safe manner according to law.
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 ATF at phone number (502) 753-3400.