The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is a law enforcement agency within the United States Department of Justice. The department intervenes in the cases of drug trafficking, serious crimes, terrorist activities and arson incidents. It conducts investigations, gathers evidence and interviews suspects, victims and witnesses. It offers the Gang Resistance Education and Training program. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives also organizes safety-related training programs for students and the general public. The department s staff includes special agents, auditors, inspectors, and forensic and technical specialists. It has a response team that operates during bombings, commercial fires and accidental explosions. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives maintains locations throughout the United States, including Georgia, California, Texas, Washington and Arizona.