As a 29 year law enforcement professional, Jeffrey B. Stirling has spent most of his adult life in the effort to make his country safer. Jeff began his career in 1986, joining the Fairfax County (VA) Police Department where he served as a patrol officer in the McLean District. In 1988, Jeff was privileged to be selected as a special agent with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms. His first duty station was Richmond, Virginia. While there, Jeff observed firsthand the exceedingly high levels of firearms related violent crime in the community. His solution was “Project Exile” – a program Jeff created to address firearms violent crime locally and which, based on its outstanding results, became the national model for reducing firearms related violence in communities across the U.S.
After 10 successful years in Richmond, Jeff continued to advance within ATF. He was named as the Resident Agent in Charge of the Buffalo (NY) Field Office, later accepting promotion to Bureau headquarters where he worked as Project Officer in the Canine Branch, Chief of the National Integrated Ballistics Identification Network (NIBIN), and Deputy Chief of Special Operations Division. As Deputy Chief, SOD, Jeff assumed leadership of five national scope programs: the Undercover Branch, Polygraph Branch, Critical Incident Management Branch, the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF), and the Joint Special Operations Center (JSOC).
Upon leaving headquarters, Jeff was promoted to the position of Assistant Special Agent in Charge of the Columbus (OH) Field Division where he managed the day to day operations of 100 special agents and support personnel in six criminal enforcement groups operating throughout Ohio, in addition to managing the division’s $1 million budget.
Jeff was later hand-picked by the ATF Director as well as the National Security Advisor to the President, to serve on the White House National Security Staff as the Director of Federal Law Enforcement Policy. Here, Jeff led efforts to identify gaps in security policy for the United States, and then successfully coordinated the input of multiple federal agencies to create sound national policy that would close these gaps.
Following this prestigious assignment, Jeff was selected as ATF’s National Coordinator for the Southwest Border.
Jeff was selected to represent ATF at INTERPOL headquarters in Lyon France. This highly visible 3-year position afforded Jeff the opportunity to implement several firearms related programs for 190 countries around the Globe.
Jeff retired from Federal Service in 2015 and took employment with Allied Universal as the Account Manager for a local health system where he provided day to day oversite of security forces for multiple locations. More recently Jeff led the Security Department as the Security Director at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh, PA. This facility was over 1.5 million square feet of space and the security force was comprised of over 40 officers that provided security for the facility as well as over 240 different events every year.
Jeff is a 1984 graduate of Clarion University of Pennsylvania, with a BS in Business Management/Marketing. He resides with his wife Cynthia, in Calabash, NC., and enjoys all outside activities and his 2 grown sons.
“I am looking forward to utilizing my extensive law enforcement experience to expand CSI’s expertise in the State of North Carolina”