Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
The Violent Crime Bureau Washington Field Division -
Contact: Jan Kemp, PIO For Immediate Release
202-648-7953 (Office) Aug. 16, 2012
202-327-4188 (Cell) www.atf.gov
RICHARD MARIANOS NAMED TO HEAD UP ATF WASHINGTON DIVISION
WASHINGTON - 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
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
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.