For Immediate Release
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)|