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Welcome to the ATF Columbus Field Division. The Columbus Field Division serves the third largest population base of any of the 25 ATF field divisions in the country, encompassing Ohio and Indiana (with the exception of eight Southern Indiana counties). The division office is located in Columbus, Ohio; criminal enforcement field offices and industry operations area offices are located in cities throughout Ohio and Indiana.
Criminal enforcement offices are staffed by special agents and industry operations area offices are staffed by industry operations investigators (IOI), both are supported by administrative personnel. Division resources include ATF explosives detection canines and their special agent handlers; special agent certified fire investigators (CFI), experts in fire investigation and cause and origin; special agent certified explosives specialists; explosives enforcement officers; division counsel; and forensic auditors.
Special agents initiate firearms investigations to combat firearms-related violence, firearms trafficking, armed drug trafficking, and gang violence. Special agents investigate explosives and arson incidents, thefts of explosives, and enforce laws designed to prevent illegal diversion schemes involving alcohol and tobacco products. Strong partnerships with state and local law enforcement agencies include state and local officers who are assigned to some ATF field offices’ task force initiatives, which are designed to combat violent crime.
IOIs review the operations and premises of federal firearms and explosives licensees who are regulated by ATF such as dealers, importers, exporters, and manufacturers. This includes enforcement of the Safe Explosives Act of 2002, which mandates a field inspection on all original and renewable applications pertaining to explosives.
We encourage all members of the community to help us in reducing violent crime in their communities. Call ATF at (614) 827-8400 or email us at ColumbusDiv@atf.gov and let us know what we can do for you.
Robert J. Browning
December 22, 2010
INDIANAPOLIS — Joseph H. Hogsett, United States Attorney, announced today that Justin Smith, 28, Indianapolis, was sentenced to 27 years in prison today by U.S. District Judge William T. Lawrence. This followed Smith's guilty pleas to robbery and brandishing a firearm in connection with a crime the robbery. This case was the result of a one-year investigation by the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco Firearms and Explosives and the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department.More »
December 22, 2010
COLUMBUS — Abdullah M. Muslim, aka Johnnie P. Clagg, 38, of Columbus was sentenced in United States District Court here to a total of 144 months incarceration for illegally possessing firearms after having previously been convicted of three violent felonies, for possessing unregistered component parts to make pipe bombs, for making a false passport application, and aggravated identity theft.More »
December 14, 2010
COLUMBUS — Teams of federal, state and local law enforcement officers today began arresting people charged in multiple separate federal indictments alleging that they committeed violent crimes while trafficking marijuana, cocaine and heroin, and illegally possessed or used fireamrs. The charges are the result of an ongoing joint investigation conducted by Columbus Police and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacoo, Firearms and Explosvies (ATF). The investigation is known as Operation MTV Network because it centers around the Mount Vernon Avenue area.More »