ATF

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Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

February 2015

www.atf.gov

Contact: Public Affairs Division

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ATF Staffing and Budget

ATF is a unique law enforcement agency in the U.S. Department of Justice that protects our communities from violent criminals, criminal organizations, the illegal use and trafficking of firearms, the illegal use and storage of explosives, acts of arson and bombings, acts of terrorism, and the illegal diversion of alcohol and tobacco products. The men and women of ATF perform the dual responsibilities of enforcing federal criminal laws and regulating the firearms and explosives industries.

In 1973, ATF had 3,829 employees, including 1,622 special agents and 826 industry operations investigators. The agency’s budget was less than $74 million.

ATF has 4,803 employees, including 2,490 special agents and 780 industry operations investigators. The agency’s 2014 enacted budget is about $1.179 billion.

FISCAL YEAR TOTAL NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES SPECIAL
AGENTS
(Domestic and Foreign)
INVESTIGATORS OTHER POSITIONS
(FTE)
DIRECT
BUDGET
AUTHORITY ($000)
2001
5,039
2,317
961
1,761
771,143
2002
5,115
2,367
933
1,815
854,747
2003
4,702
2,350
646
1,706
913,114
2004
4,721
2,378
665
1,678
827,289
2005
4,878
2,441
754
1,683
878,465
2006
4,861
2,430
764
1,667
911,817
2007
4,850
2,473
752
1,625
984,097
2008
4,991
2,539
739
1,713
984,097
2009
5,060
2,552
755
1,753
1,027,814
2010
5,107
2,562
807
1,738
1,114,772
2011
5,016
2,524
820
1,672
1,112,542
2012
4,770
2,442
793
1,535
1,152,000
2013
4,719
2,402
791
1,526
1,071,000
2014
4,803
2,490
780
1,533
1,179,000

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