From helping secure our border to apprehending a dangerous fugitive across state lines, the partnerships between federal law enforcement and their state and local counterparts are critical to keeping the nation and its citizens safe.
On this episode of the Blue View, we’re joined by ATF Deputy Director Marvin Richardson, who has been the highest-ranking official at ATF for the past few years. As Acting Director, he led more than 5,000 employees and oversaw a budget of over $1 billion. The ATF’s responsibilities include the investigation and prevention of federal offenses involving the unlawful use, manufacture, and possession of firearms and explosives; acts of arson and bombings; and illegal trafficking of alcohol and tobacco products.
Having worked at the ATF for over 30 years, Deputy Director Richardson is a strong advocate for our brothers and sisters at the ATF and throughout our federal family. He understands the challenges of our profession and is here today to discuss the work of the ATF and the important ways that the agency supports our state and local law enforcement.