William Terry Henderson has served as the Special Agent in Charge (SAC) of the St. Paul Field Division of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) since July 2019. SAC Henderson is responsible for all ATF regulatory and criminal enforcement operations in Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and the Western District of Wisconsin. The division is comprised of about 125 special agents, industry operations investigators, task force officers and other key staff.
SAC Henderson began his law enforcement career in 1993 as a sworn police officer for the City of Martinsville, Virginia. During his tenure with the Martinsville Police Department, SAC Henderson received the rank of criminal investigator, completing assignments in the criminal investigations division and the special investigation division. He also served as a team leader and sniper for the department’s Emergency Response Team.
SAC Henderson was sworn in as an ATF Special Agent in 2002, and assigned to the Roanoke, Virginia, Field Office. From 2006 to 2010, SAC Henderson was a member of ATF’s National Response Team. From 2010 to 2014, he served as the Resident Agent in Charge of the Wilmington, North Carolina, Field Office. SAC Henderson was then assigned as the Chief of the Fire Programs and Training Branch at the National Center for Explosives Training and Research in Huntsville, Alabama from 2014 to 2017.
Most recently, SAC Henderson was the Assistant Special Agent in Charge (ASAC) for the Denver Field Division from 2017 to 2019. There, he was responsible for all criminal enforcement operations in northern Colorado, Utah and Wyoming and the division’s arson and explosives group.
SAC Henderson graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Sociology/Criminal Justice from Averett College in Danville, Virginia in 1993. In 1999, he received a Graduate Certificate in Public Management from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia. SAC Henderson is also a veteran of the United States Air Force.