Steven L. Gerido is the Special Agent in Charge of the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco Firearms and Explosives (ATF), Nashville Field Division, having responsibility for ATF operations in Alabama and Tennessee. ATF is a principal law enforcement agency within the United States Department of Justice dedicated to preventing terrorism, reducing violent crime, and protecting our Nation. The men and women of ATF perform the dual responsibilities of enforcing Federal criminal laws and regulating the firearms and explosives industries to protect against crime, violence, and other threats to public safety.
Special Agent Gerido was appointed to his current position after serving as the Assistant to the Director from June 2014 to April 2015. Prior to that assignment Special Agent Gerido served as Special Agent in Charge of the Baltimore Field Division from October 2012 - June 2014. Special Agent Gerido also served as Assistant Special Agent in Charge Nashville Field Division from March 2009 – October 2012. Previously he served as the Group Supervisor Baltimore Violent Crime Impact Team, September 2002 – March 2009 and was responsible for ATF operations in Baltimore City. In August of 2009, he was awarded the Outstanding Supervisor Employee of the year (Runner-up) award for federally charging and clearing more than 24 gang related homicides in a three year period. In July 1999 he was assigned to ATF Headquarters in Washington D.C. as a Project Officer in Violent Crimes, Firearms, Explosives, and Arson Division. He also served as a Program Manager in the Office of Liaison and Public Information and was later detailed to the Office of the Director.
He was commissioned as a Special Agent with ATF in 1991 and was stationed in Atlanta, Georgia where he served for 8 years, primarily investigating violent crime and violations of Federal firearms, narcotics and arson laws.
He received a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from Savannah State University in 1990. He earned a Masters of Public Service Management degree from Cumberland University in 2012. Mr. Gerido has also completed leadership programs at Boston University, Senior Management in Policing; and the University of Virginia. He is a member of the Senior Executive Service, and the International Association of Chiefs of Police. He is a proud member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, incorporated.