Contact Us

Please note: You must contact your local law enforcement agency or district attorney to request an investigation. Under Georgia law, the GBI, as an assisting agency, can ONLY respond to requests for investigations from:

  • Governing officials of a municipality
  • District Attorneys
  • Sheriffs
  • Superior Court Judges
  • Chief law enforcement officers of any municipality
  • Chiefs of county police departments (in counties with population in excess of 100,000)
  • Chiefs of regular or volunteer fire departments (in suspected arson cases)
  • Governor of Georgia (by directive)

Also, we cannot respond to requests for GBI patches due to security concerns.


GBI 24 Hour Communications Center

We must stress that the GBI is not a first responder organization and by statute must be requested by a criminal justice agency before it can open a criminal investigation. Please contact your local law enforcement agency to report criminal activity. They will in turn request assistance from the GBI where it is appropriate.

(404) 244-2600


Criminal History Records

If you have questions concerning criminal history records, please use the following contact numbers and email addresses.

Please note: These email addresses are only for those who have problems or issues with their own Georgia Criminal History record at the Georgia Crime Information Center (GCIC).

Please DO NOT use this email address for anything other than criminal history record issues.

Please refer to Obtaining Criminal History Record Information on the GBI site.


Georgia Crime Information Center (GCIC) for Attorneys Requesting Information for Trial Preparation

GBI Investigative Reports, Crime Lab Reports, Etc.


Open Records Unit

Please note: The Phone Number and Email address are ONLY for Open Records Request concerning GBI investigations or GBI Crime Lab reports.

To assist you in obtaining the information that you need, please provide the following information in your request:

  • Your full name
  • Your mailing address
  • Your contact telephone number (and fax number if available)
  • The names of the subjects or victims of the investigation or report
  • The Georgia county or city where the incident occurred
  • The date of the investigation or incident associated with your request

All records requests are subject to the Georgia Open Records Act and may result in the requestor being billed for the requested information before the records are released. Contact the GBI Open Records Unit If you have questions.

To obtain documents from the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, please direct your Open Records Act requests (under O.C.G.A. 50-18-70) to:

Mail to

3121 Panthersville Road
Decatur, GA 30034


Office of Professional Standards

For questions concerning the conduct of any GBI employee please contact the following office.

Mail to

3121 Panthersville Road
Decatur, GA 30034


Office of Public & Governmental Affairs

If you need to submit a media inquiry about a GBI investigation, please send an email to:


Regional Investigative Offices

Crime Lab Locations