About Us

Mission Statement

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 February 18, 2019, Governor Brian P. Kemp appointed D. Victor Reynolds as Director of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI).​ 

Dan Kirk, Assistant Director
John Melvin, Chief of Staff
Connie Buck, Fiscal Officer & Treasurer
Michael Scott “Mike” Carlson , Director of Legal Services
Fred Mays, Director of Office of Professional Standards
Shondrena Hudson-Huley, Director of Human Resources
Nelly Miles, Director of Public Affairs
Terry Sears, Director of Property Management

GBI History
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.