What does a person need to be an ATf agent?

I mean waht type of degrees do they need ?

Do you need any training?

don't say go to the website because i have already been there.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    Course Description: This is a 3 day class which supports the identification and tracing of firearms recovered in criminal investigations. It is highly advanced and technical in nature. Students receive hands-on training utilizing various methods to raise obliterated serial numbers from firearms.

    Host Laboratories: Applications to host this training will be accepted from law enforcement laboratories. The host laboratory will be required to provide various chemicals, supplies, firearms, and facilities to accommodate the training. Supplies required include chemical reagents, spray bottles for water, adequate classroom and lab space including two - three operating fuming hoods, power point projector, and flip chart or blackboard. The host laboratory may invite the appropriate number of students their facility will accommodate. Please contact training coordinators listed below for host agreement.

    Prerequisites for Attendance: Students must be working currently in the position of Firearms/Toolmark Examiner or Trainee in a Forensic Laboratory or provide documentation verifying that they perform restorations for their department. Students must bring lab coat and protective eyewear to class.

    For training scheduled at State and Local Enforcement Laboratories: Host laboratories may invite students from their lab as well as other jurisdictions. However, all students are required to complete and submit the State and Local Training Registration Request available on this website. Students attending training at host labs must bring 10 firearms for restoration. Firearms that have been designated for destruction by student's department may be utilized. Serial numbers will be obliterated during class practical exercises. There is no cost for the training however students are responsible for their own travel, lodging and incidental expenses.

    For training scheduled at the ATF National Laboratory Center : Applications for this training will be accepted from law enforcement laboratories. The training will be held at the ATF National Laboratory Center in Ammendale, Maryland. There is no cost for the training however students are responsible for their own travel, lodging and incidental expenses. Firearms will be provided by ATF for the restoration practical exercises.

  • Mainly any college degree will do. But it is best if you have a degree in criminal justice.

    Being an ATF agent is almost like trying out for the FBI. You need very good analytical skills and you need to pass a psychological exam.

    You will have training on-site with various firearms (as an ATF agent, you will probably have a 9mm Beretta as your regular service revolver instead of the usual .38 gun), recognition of illegal drugs, and in most cases, bomb disarmament and recognition.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    a bachelors degree in criminal justice, that should be it, of course youll need to get hired by the ATF, police training would help too

  • 1 decade ago

    You need to believe that only cops should own guns.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    u want to work for the feds, me 2!!!!!!!

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