Richard Marianos Named To Head Up ATF Washington Division

Aug 16, 2012, 15:10 ET from ATF Washington

WASHINGTON, Aug. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Acting Director B. Todd Jones has named Richard W. Marianos special agent in charge (SAC) of ATF's Washington Field Division. Marianos most recently served as the assistant special agent in charge of the division.

"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," said Marianos. "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 with ATF in September 1987, and was assigned to the Chicago Field Division where he worked a variety of investigations, including complex-gang investigations. In 1996 he was transferred to the Louisville, Ky., Field Division where he continued to work gang investigations. He also served as the public information officer for that division.

In 1997 Marianos was promoted to resident agent in charge of the Colorado Springs Field Office, Phoenix Field Division. He oversaw large-scale investigations into violent crime, to include outlaw motorcycle gangs, street gangs, and firearms trafficking organizations.

In 2005, Marianos was promoted to deputy chief of the Public Affairs Division at national headquarters. He served three years overseeing national media operations to include 25 field division Public Information Officers. In 2008 he was promoted to deputy chief Special Operations Division, overseeing five special response teams and operations throughout the country. In 2009 he was selected as the assistant special agent in charge of the Washington Field Division.

Marianos was born in Chicago, Ill., and 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.

Contact: Jan Kemp, PIO
202-648-7953 (Office)
202-327-4188 (Cell)

SOURCE ATF Washington