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.


GBI Open Records Unit (ORU)

The ORU provides access to GBI public records in accordance with the Georgia Open Records Act, O.C.G.A. § 50-18-70, et seq.

On December 11, 2023, the GBI transitioned to a web-based Open Records Request application.  The web-based application allows you to create an account to:

  • Submit requests.
  • Check the status of your request.
  • Communicate with the ORU team.
  • Receive estimates and invoices.
  • View/download responsive records.

Please create your account and submit your open records request at:

Public Portal URL:

Please Note: As of December 11, 2023, the Open Records Unit will no longer accept requests via email.

If you are unable to submit your request using the web-based Open Records Request application, please mail your request to:

Georgia Bureau of Investigation
Open Records Unit, Legal Division
P.O. Box 370808
Decatur, GA 30034

If you have any questions you may call:


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