Meet the Special Agent in Charge

Portrait of Eric J. DeGree

Eric J. DeGree is the Special Agent in Charge (SAC) for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), Philadelphia Field Division, responsible for ATF criminal enforcement and industry regulatory activities in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania since November 2022.

Prior to this assignment, Mr. DeGree served as an Assistant Special Agent in Charge (ASAC) for the Philadelphia Field Division and managed multiple criminal enforcement groups within the City of Philadelphia as well as the Crime Gun Intelligence Center (CGIC).

Mr. DeGree began his career with ATF in 2000 as a Special Agent in the Atlanta Field Division with the firearms trafficking, the violent crime impact team and arson and explosives criminal enforcement groups. Next, as the Resident Agent in Charge (RAC) of the Reading Field Office, Philadelphia Field Division, he managed a general criminal enforcement group covering 13 Eastern Pennsylvania counties. Then assigned to ATF’s Firearms Operations Division (FOD), he held several key positions including Deputy Division Chief. At FOD, he oversaw ATF’s CGICs, National Integrated Ballistic Information Network (NIBIN) Mobile Units, the NIBIN Enforcement Support System and the site reviews for all NIBIN sites nationwide.

Mr. DeGree began his federal law enforcement career in 1996 as a Special Agent with the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) in Mineola, New York. He earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from West Chester University, PA.

Last Reviewed March 7, 2024