Georgia Bureau of Investigation
The Mission of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation is to provide the highest quality investigative, scientific, and information services and resources to the criminal justice community and others as authorized by law, for the purpose of maintaining law and order and protecting life and property. The Mission will be achieved by a team of skilled and dedicated employees, utilizing innovative programs and state of the art technology.
On August 25, 2022, Governor Brian P. Kemp appointed Michael J. Register as Director of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI).
John Melvin, Assistant Director
Connie Buck, Fiscal Officer & Treasurer
Laura McDonald, Deputy Director, Legal Division
Fred Mays, Director of Office of Professional Standards
Shondrena Hudson-Huley, Director of Human Resources
Nelly Miles, Director, Public and Governmental Affairs
Terry Sears, Director of Property Management
From the time Georgia was founded in 1733 until 1937, law enforcement in the state was the responsibility of local governments. In March 1937, at the request of Governor E. D. Rivers, the General Assembly passed Act 220 that established the Department of Public Safety, the first statewide law enforcement agency in Georgia.