Washington Field Division

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Welcome to the ATF Washington Field Division. Our division is responsible for ATF criminal enforcement and industry regulatory activities in the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Virginia, and seven counties in the panhandle of West Virginia. Our dedicated workforce is made up of special agents, investigators, auditors, technicians and support staff. Read more about the Washington Field Division.

Management Team

Ashan M. Benedict
Special Agent in Charge (SAC)

James VanVliet 
Acting Assistant Special Agent in Charge (ASAC)

Richard Checo 
Acting Assistant Special Agent in Charge (ASAC)

Michael F. Fronczak
Director of Industry Operations (DIO)

Steve Blando
Public Information Officer (PIO)

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Text the code ATFWAS to 63975 and then follow the link to create a report. 


Division Contact Information

90 K Street, NE
Washington, DC 20226

Voice: (202) 648-8010
Fax: (202) 648-8001

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