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ATF Phoenix Fiscal 09 Priorities

ATF Phoenix Fiscal 09 Priorities

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Published by David Codrea
Written objectives show Phoenix ATF management instructed staff in protocols and practices--making their disregarding of their own rules in actual operations all the more damning.
Written objectives show Phoenix ATF management instructed staff in protocols and practices--making their disregarding of their own rules in actual operations all the more damning.

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U.s.
Department
or
Justice
BureauofAlcohol,Tobacco,FirearmsandExplosives
PhoenixFieldDivision
Phbenix,Arizona85004
October6,2008
785000:VlDN1021
:MEMORANDUMTO:Phoenix
Field
Division
Employees
FROM:WiUianJ;D,
Newell
Special
Agentin
Charge
SUBJECT:FiscalYear2009PrioritiesATFistheonlyFederallawenforcementagencydedicatedspecifically00reducingviolentcrimeandprotectingournation,Weareresponsiblefortheinvestigationandpreventionofcrimesthatinvolvetheunlawfufuse,manufacture,saleandpossessionoffitearmsandexp'losives;actsofarsonandbombings;andillegal
trafficking
of
alcol101
and
tobaccoproducts.
We
regulate
the
firearmsand
explosivesindustriesfrom
manufacture
orimport
throughretail
sale,and
leverage
partnershipstoenhanceourworkin
regulatory,
lawenforcement~trainingandforensicmissionareas.To
carry
outthis
agency'smissionrequirestheskill
andcommitment
of
allouremployees,
ATF'sFY2009-FY.201SPriorities:ATF~s
FY2009-FY2015Strategic
Plan
contains
four
missionactivitiesandtwomanagementactivitiesasstrategic
priorities.
The
mission
prioritiesfirearms
trafficking,
criminal
organizations,explosives,andfire/arsonreflectourcore
areas
ofexpertisethatweconsistentlywork:
to
strengthen.Themanagementpriorities-managingourworkforceandmodernizingouragency-supportourmissionandensureitssuccessfulaccomplishment
FirearmsTrafficking-ATFisonly
Federal
law
enforcement
agency
with
the
legislativemandatetoregulatefirearmsindustry.ThegoalofATF'sfirearmstraffickingenforcementfortstoreducecrimebydeterringthediversionoffirearmsfromunlawfulcommerceintotheillegalmarketATFinvestigatesandarrestsindividualsandcrganizationswhoillegallyobtainandsupplyfirearmstoprohibitedindividuals.Utilizingmultiplecomplementingapproachesandtechnologies,ATFcarriesoutitsmissiontothwartillegalfirearmstrafficking.
 
S'b:$~gie
Priority-
Stt.egic
FrintIly:vi~lentfirearms
criln:es
by
s;tren;gthening
firem1l1s
trafficking
intelJigence
galhering~
anmY$)s,
iIl$peClion
and
investigativeactivity.
Criminal
CroupsIud
Gangs-ATF\vorks
to'rr.cduceviolenterimebytargeringanddismantlingthosecriminalgroupsandgangsthatposethe'greatestthreat'topublicsafety;Throughcollaborationwith.otherFederal,State"Tribalandlocallawenforcement.agencies,ATFhelpsmakecommunitiessafer
by
removingviolentcriminalsfrom
out
streets.StrategicPriority-A:TFworks~duceviolentcrime
bytargetingand
dism~ingthosecriminalgroupsandgangsthatposethe,¥reatestthreat.topublicsafety.ThroliJigh,eoilaboratioawithotherFederal.starc,
and,
lOCalla\venforcementagencies,ATF'
11
elp
s
tomake
cernm
unities
saferbyremovingviolentcriminalsfromourstreets,
Explesives.Bombsantt
nombings~'j\TFregulates
theexplosivesindustry
lndin'~llgatesincidents
ofexplosives-stolenfromlicenseesandpermitees.ATFsharesitsexpertiseinexplosivesinvestigationswithitspartnersandhelpsinvestigatorsreconstruct.explosivesincidents.
AtF
SpecialAgentsinvestigatebombingsandexplosions,andtrainFederal
f
State,
Tribal,localandintemationallawenforcementagencieswithmethodsandtechniques
toreselve
xplosivesincidents..StrategicPriority»Advancedomesticandinternationalexplosivesexpertise,toprevent,de~
and
investigateactsofviolentcrime.terrorismandtoenhancepublicsafety.
Fire
andArson~ArFservesasavaluableresource
to
stateandlocalpartnerswhoareresponsibleforfireinvestigationand.publicsa~ety;,'Uti1izingstateoftheartfireinvestigaticaandresearchtechnology-attheFireResearchLab,ATFisabletoreplicatethesceneofa
fire
render'originandcauseoffireincidents,Inaddition
10
providingexpertcourttestimony)ATFagentsprovidetechnicalguidance
and
supporttoarsoninvestigations"providearson-relatedtraining,andc~nductresearch
in
ordertoidentifytrendsand.patternsinfireincidents.
Strategic
Pri(l1;ty-Advarke;lheA~tienceof'fircinvestigation
globally.by
$!et;fing_d.t
~iveringthe
highest~~dardsirlrespOnse"research,informationsharing.jmdtraining,
1\}
9de
Ql
iza
dod~ATF
contil111e$
·to··
improvc-eurdatacapab
iii
ti
es..
$0
that
time
1
y
andintegratedinforrnationisavailabletoallemployees
to
fulfillour-mission.ATFwillahareinformation,asappropriateandwhena~thotizedbylaw,"vl;thotherFederal,Stateand
localagencies,
industrymembers,partners,andthe
'f.Ilbl
ie.
..JInltegic
Priority-Modernizebusiness~~ands~stemsforimproved
info~o.
sharing,k:rlowlcdge'management,and!Jseofinn()'.~:t~hnologiestQ'suPPortATF~$cxlt~dmission.
 
"
Phoenix.
Fi!eld.
Division
,
~
.WDrkforee~Exet:'Ptivuofourcritieai
mission
requires
13ir¢
skinmd
commitmentof~ryATFemployee,
QJ.1r
wot'kfor~mustfunctioaasahighlyskilled,
ll1()ti~
andcornn1i~
team
in
serviceto._
Nati~n.
Strategic.
PrioritY..,..A1tract~dev
elopj.and
retain.
art~IP.:~~~toexecute
the
Al'Fmissioninthe
emerging.basinesseavironmenn..
PhoenixFiel.DivisionPriorities
JorFY2009
Thefollowingoutlinestheexpected.focusofeachoffice
trit~~
Phoenix
FieldDivisionduring.FY2009.TheseprioritiesareinlinewiththeBureau
'SJ.
stratcgicprieritiesoutlined
previouslybutwith.a.focusonthePhoenix;PieldDivlSion'¢Hlreaofresponsibility.Thisis
111tended
to
provideguidance
to
each
officebutisnot.allencompassingsince
it
isclearly
understood
thatcircumstances
routinelyarise
thatcauseresources,tobedeployedtQactivit1thatmay
notbeclearlydelineated,
The
decision
todothisinfurtheranceof
the
overallrnissionef
ATF
toprovide
assistance
toour
law
enforcementpartners
intheirongoingefforts
to
reduce
violent.crimeisuptoeachsupervisorinconsultationwithjheirrespectivesecond-linesupervisor,Inaddition,eachofficehasa-designatedareaofresponsibility(AOR)inorderto
f
-ovide
additional
guidanceandfocus,Itisexpectedthat'Whenanofficereceives
information
'm~U
wouldleadto
theinitiationofaninvestigation,
in
another-division
office's
AORthatthe
originatingsupervisorfirstcontacttheothersupervisortodiscuss
it
QIj¢"11~
and
then
followttpwith
an
officialreferral.AlbuquerqueField.OfficeFirearmsTrafficking-
FY(lrinV'~iiga.ionsshould
(oeus.
i'liminating·
the
illegal
source(s)
offirearms
destinedto
v'iQlent
gangsandgroupsintheAlbuquerque'Field()ffi~'$A~W
include
the
sources
of
crime
guns.
in.the
designatedVf.l'T'iareacThis~houldals()i:i]Q~liide
lly
in'lcstigationsinvolvillg.thei11egaL'trafficking)offireannsto
Mexico
andoutof
state
insupport
Qf'thG
Project
'eJunnntner.
Crilitinalt:;toups"and
Gangs»
Fullysupport
theAlbuquerque
VeIThy
assigning
two
specialagentsfull-timeto"thisBureau
priority,These
'agentsshouldbetaskedwithensuringthemission
Qfthe
V
CIT
inAlbuquerqueisbeingcarriedout,Themission
ofVGIT
istoleverageallof
ATWsexperti
se
and
resources,
to
identifyand
remove
from
thelocalcommunityvia
focused
prosecution
the"worstoftheworst"violent
criminalsin
targetedhot
spots..
1hi8can
only
be
accomplishedvia
side-by-sidepartnershipswith-our
local
law
enforcement
counterparts
and
by
"""ingingto
bear
allofATF~s
expertise
1P
thearea
offirearms
relatedviolent
crime.Along
\....iose
already
mentioned.
above!theAlbuquerqueVCITeffortshoulduse
other
proven"best
practices",
i
ncludingsetting
cl
eargoalsandmeasureperformanceandconduct
proaooveStreet
eI1f~·c;ment\vitlllocarpolice
inthetargeted
area...--..

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