Special Agent Whitney Hameth Research Paper

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On October 14, 2012, ATF Public Information Officer Alexandria Corneiro and ATF Special Agent Whitney Hameth, came to speak to our class about The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, also known as ATF. They began by introducing themselves and explaining to us the geographical area in which ATF is responsible for. As of right now their field office is in Dublin Ca.; however, they are responsible for ATF field offices in all Northern California, as well as, Nevada. The main ATF Headquarters is in Washington, DC., and there are field offices stationed throughout the United States. ATF trains and employ special agents to investigate violations of Federal Law involving alcohol, tobacco, firearms, explosives and arson. This profession commands a certain type of individual; therefoe, one must be in outstanding mental and physical shape; in addition, train rigorously, to, operate in stressful situations. Special Agent Hameth explained to us that she is on call 24/7 and must be open and flexible to travel where ever she is needed. Special Agent Hameth, also enlightened us with her journey to became a field officer. For instance, while finishing her Master’s Degree, she was recruited into the academy. To be…show more content…
This profession is one that I would highly recommend to a younger individual seeking a career in Law Enforcement. For the simple reason that, ATF offers outstanding benefits, competitive salary, and Federal Employee Retirement benefits. Not to mention, they can travel and explore our great Nation. As a final point, if I have any questions I will contact Public Information Officer Alexandria Corneiro, either at her office at (925) 557-2882 or cell (925)918-1690. In addition, her email is I can also contact Special Agent Whitney Hameth at (510)876-6976 or email her at
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