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Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

News Release

For Immediate Release

Thursday, October 8, 2015
Contact: Helen Dunkel, Special Agent, PIO

ATF San Francisco Field Division Welcomes New Leader Jill A. Snyder

SAN FRANCISCO – The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) today announced the arrival of Jill A. Snyder as the new Special Agent in Charge (SAC) of the San Francisco Field Division.  She will direct the investigative activities of the law enforcement agency responsible for enforcing federal laws and regulations involving firearms and explosives within an area encompassing the central and northern portion of California and all of Nevada.  Snyder takes the helm with more than 28 years of expertise and insight as a special agent with ATF.

“Our priority is to focus on reducing violent crime and making our neighborhoods safer by identifying and arresting violent offenders,” said Snyder.  “We will maintain existing partnerships and forge new working relationships with law enforcement at all levels of government as well as with community leaders and key stakeholders in California and Nevada.”

Snyder joined ATF as a special agent in 1987 and was assigned to the Miami Field Division, as a criminal investigator, where she conducted and participated in several prominent cases, including arson and bombing investigations and earned her certification as an explosives specialist. She was a key member of the ATF National Response Team, which is responsible for responding to significant fire and explosives incidents.  From 1997 to 2000, she served in ATF headquarters as an Explosives Program Manager in the Office of Training and Professional Development.

In 2000, Snyder was promoted to Resident Agent in Charge, in the San Diego Field Office, where she led and oversaw special agents who conducted criminal investigations of violent gang members, firearm traffickers, and individuals who committed arson and explosives  violations.  As a first line supervisor she cultivated great working relationships with her state, local and federal counterparts.

Snyder was promoted in 2013, to Assistant Special Agent in Charge, in the Miami Field Division, where she guided and supported operations throughout southeast Florida, Puerto Rico, and the Caribbean.      

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