Michael Eberhardt is a National Crime Gun Intelligence Strategist with 26 years of experience as a Special Agent with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF). He held leadership positions in ATF from 2014 until retiring as the Chief of ATF’s Firearms Operations Division in 2019.
Eberhardt has worked with ATF’s National Integrated Ballistic Information Network (NIBIN) since 2001 in New Orleans, LA and other locations later becoming a Crime Gun Intelligence Center (CGIC) supervisor and building a robust NIBIN program in Philadelphia, PA. Eberhardt was the head of ATF’s NIBIN and CGIC programs in Washington, D.C. and served as the Chair of the National Crime Gun Intelligence Governing Board where he led the creation of sound national policy for both programs.
Eberhardt has made public presentations at national and regional conferences as well as ATF at training seminars and is considered a subject matter expert in NIBIN, Crime Gun Intelligence, and evidence-based investigations. He has conducted numerous trainings including at the ATF National Academy, the National Advocacy Center (NAC) and as a guest instructor at Loyola University in New Orleans, LA.