GBI announces graduation of agents, Bainbridge native included

Published 5:00 pm Tuesday, January 2, 2018

On Dec. 19, 2017, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) graduated five special agents during a ceremony at the Georgia Public Safety Training Center in Forsyth. The new agents completed approximately 600 hours of instruction over four months in preparation for their new assignments.   They received in-depth training in death investigations, crime scene processing, elder abuse, crimes against children, officer-involved use of force investigations, responding to active shooter situations and much more.

Peter J. Skandalakis, Executive Director of the Prosecuting Attorneys’ Council of Georgia served as the keynote speaker for the event.

Special Agent Dustin Peak, from Bainbridge, Georgia, was a member of the new class.  Special Agent Peak graduated from Valdosta State University and previously worked with the Decatur County Sheriff’s Office.

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The GBI is comprised of three divisions: the Georgia Crime Information Center, the Crime Laboratory, and the Investigative Division.  The agency has approximately 878 employees and a budget of $108 million dollars.  Special Agent Peak will be assigned to the Region 5 office in Statesboro, under the Investigative Division.