Christopher A. Robinson was appointed as the Special Agent in Charge (SAC) of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) Miami Field Division in January 2022. As the Special Agent in Charge, SAC Robinson oversees all ATF criminal enforcement and regulatory operations in 21 offices located across southern Florida, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The Special Agents under SAC Robinson’s leadership focus investigations on violent criminal organizations, illegal use of firearms, firearms trafficking, criminal arson and explosive incidents, and more. Additionally, industry operations investigators (IOIs) under his leadership oversee the inspection of over 990 federal firearms licensees (FFLs) and over 84 federal explosives licensees/permittees (FELs) within the Miami Field Division area of responsibility.
SAC Robinson began his law enforcement career in 1995, serving with great distinction in the West Virginia State Police - Morgantown Detachment, where he broke numerous records with his investigative accomplishments. After joining ATF’s Louisville Field Division in 2001, he served as a Special Agent in the Wheeling Field Office in West Virginia, before a 2004 transfer to the Rochester Field Office in the New York Field Division. In 2012, he was promoted to Resident Agent in Charge of San Antonio Group III (Firearms Trafficking) in the Houston Field Division.
In 2015, SAC Robinson transferred to the Firearms Trafficking and Interdiction Branch (FTIB) in the Firearms Operation Division, serving as the Co-Director and Visiting Fellow to the Bureau of Justice Assistance in the Office of Justice Programs, where he worked with the Violence Reduction Network. After this, he spent a year with FTIB as a Program Manager at ATF Headquarters before his 2017 promotion to Assistant Special Agent in Charge (ASAC), Miami Field Division. While in this role, he completed multiple, long-term details as Acting SAC in the Charlotte Field Division in 2019, and the Miami Field Division in 2021.
SAC Robinson holds a Bachelor of Arts in political science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a Pre-Law Summer Study Abroad from Oxford University, both earned in 1992. He also holds an Associate Degree in police science from Marshall University Career and Technical College, earned concurrently with his graduation from the Cadet Trooper Program of the West Virginia State Police Academy Technical College in 1996. SAC Robinson additionally completed a Master of Arts from West Virginia University in 1999.
SAC Robinson is a member of the American Society of Industrial Security, International Association of Chiefs of Police, and Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association, as well as the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity.