Michael Eberhardt is a National Crime Gun Intelligence Strategist with 27 years of experience as a Special Agent with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and the owner of Crime Gun Investigations and Consulting, LLC
Mr. Eberhardt has worked with ATF’s National Integrated Ballistic Information Network (NIBIN) since 2001 conducting violent gun crime investigations in cities across the country including New Orleans, LA; Chicago, IL; and Oakland, CA. In 2014, he became the Supervisor of ATF’s Crime Gun Intelligence Center (CGIC) in Philadelphia, PA. Prior to retiring, Mr. Eberhardt served as the Chief of ATF’s Firearms Operations Division where he led the design and implementation of national-level strategy and policy relating to ATF’s NIBIN and CGIC programs. He served as the Chair of the National Crime Gun Intelligence Governing Board, leading the creation of the NIBIN Minimum Required Operating Standards (MROS) and crime gun intelligence program best practices.
He is considered a subject matter expert in NIBIN, Crime Gun Intelligence, and violent gun crime investigations with more than 10,000 hours dedicated to these disciplines. After retiring in March 2019, Mr. Eberhardt continues to train and provide consultation to law enforcement agencies nationwide in development and operational application of effective crime gun intelligence strategies.