Pooler, GA (08/12/2019) – On Monday, August 12, 2019, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the opening of the Coastal Crime Laboratory in Pooler.  The 64,000-square foot project allows for increased staffing capacity, higher efficiency for lab testing, and easier accessibility for customers to deliver and retrieve forensic evidence.  This facility contains a full-service morgue and will be set up to allow for forensic biology, forensic chemistry, firearms, and forensic toxicology services.   The current building had reached maximum capacity with the growth in population and demand for services. 

The $50,000,000 project was funded by the Georgia legislature. The GBI’s Staff Services section partnered with DPR Construction, JMA Architecture, & GSFIC during the 36-month project.

Today’s ceremony included comments from Governor Brian Kemp, GBI Director Vic Reynolds, and GBI Assistant Director Dan Kirk. Numerous distinguished guests including members of Georgia’s legislature, members of the Georgia Board of Public Safety, local elected officials, and a host of others were also in attendance. 

Contact Information:

Nelly Miles - 404/270-8330