WASHINGTON — The International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) on Friday voiced its “strong support” for the nomination of Andrew Traver as Director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF).
Traver, who was nominated to the post by President Obama last month, currently heads up ATF’s Chicago division.
“A career law enforcement professional like Andrew Traver is an ideal selection to lead ATF, IACP President Mark Marshall, chief of the Smithfield, Va. Police Department, said in a statement.
“Throughout his career, Special Agent Traver has demonstrated an unyielding commitment to protecting public safety. His 23 years of experience at ATF have provided him the opportunity to work with law enforcement agencies throughout the United States.”
“He has gained a unique understanding of the challenges and complexities they face in combating firearms violence, gang crime and other threats to our communities.”
“The IACP urges the Judiciary Committee and the members of the United States Senate to confirm Special Agent Traver’s nomination in a timely fashion.”