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ATF at September’s Meeting

We’re very pleased to announce Joel (“Jay”) Miller, recently Acting Resident Agent in Charge of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (ATF) Boise Field Office where he’s served for the past seven years.

Jay’s career in federal law enforcement has run the gamut. (“Never a dull moment,” as he states on his official bio.) He was stationed at the Yakima Field Office for eight years where he worked on various cases, such as fire and explosives, but mainly focused on street gangs and violent criminals in high crime areas.

Transferring to the ATF’s Seattle Division office, he he worked firearms cases against violent criminals and narcotics traffickers, and during that time received additional training to be able to determine Interstate Nexus for firearms.

In Boise he was initially investigating crimes of prohibited firearm possession, firearms trafficking, and firearm possession by narcotics traffickers. For a new challenge, Jay began the Certified Fire Investigator (CFI) program; in addition, he is expected to soon receive a Masters of Science in Arson, Explosives, Firearm, and Tool Mark Investigations.

Topics Jay may cover could include:

  • Duties of an ATF agent, and what might they investigate
  • In-house administrative procedures such as how investigations are assigned
  • Working with other agencies
  • Jurisdictions

We also expect there will be time for a Question and Answer period to follow.


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Time/Date: Thur., 14 September, 5 to 7 p.m. (MT) at Idaho Pizza on Fairview in Boise.

Register to attend via Eventbrite (not required, but appreciated).

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