The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) has tapped Richard Marianos to lead ATF’s Washington Field Division, Acting Director B. Todd Jones recently announced.
“As the special agent in charge of the Washington Field Division, I will continue to work hand-in-hand with our state and local partners in our fight against violent crime,” Marianos said. “Every one of our citizens deserves to feel safe in their home and neighborhood. Rest assured ATF will do everything we can and use every resource available to us to take these violent criminals off our streets.”
Marianos began his career at ATF in the Chicago Field Division in 1987, where he handled a variety of investigations, including complex-gang investigations, ATF said. He was later transferred to the Louisville, Ky., Field Division, where he worked gang investigations and served as the public information officer.
In 1997, Marianos was promoted to resident agent in charge of the Colorado Springs Field Office, Phoenix Field Division, where he oversaw large-scale violent crime investigations. Several years later, he was promoted to deputy chief of the Public Affairs Division at ATF headquarters. During his career with ATF, he also served as deputy chief of the Special Operations Division and as the assistant special agent in charge of the Washington Field Division.
Marianos earned a Bachelor of Science degree in criminal justice from Northern Illinois University and a Masters in Police Executive Leadership in 2003 from University of Colorado.