ATF Names New Special Agent in Charge for New York – Ron Turk To Lead the Fight Against Violent Crime
Mr. Turk brings a new and fresh vision to fight violent crime in our neighborhoods to make our communities safer. “ATF is the federal government’s main agency tasked with combating violent crime and one of our primary goals is to keep firearms out of the hands of violent criminals”, said Mr. Turk. “We will also continue to concentrate our resources in other areas where ATF has jurisdiction such as explosives, gangs, arson and the illegal smuggling of contraband and untaxed alcohol and tobacco products.”
The ATF New York Field Division is responsible for more than 1,800 federal firearms dealers and 360 explosives licensees. The division is focused on combating armed violent criminal gangs and sharing information and intelligence with its investigative partners. It has more than 120 special agents and industry operations investigators assigned to these tasks. Other resources include an explosives detecting canine team, explosives enforcement officers, certified fire investigators, certified explosives specialists, and members of the Special and National Response Teams. The field division’s intelligence group, located in
Prior to this new appointment, Mr. Turk was the Assistant Special Agent in Charge of the
Mr. Turk is currently a Lieutenant Colonel in the New Jersey Air National Guard, where he has over 23 years in the Security Forces career field, most recently serving in a command position in
More information on ATF and its programs can be found at http://www.atf.gov/.
Contact: Special Agent Joseph Green (718) 650-4000
SOURCE Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives