Gov. Brian Kemp announced Friday that Vic Reynolds will be the new director of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.
Kemp and Reynolds are allies in targeting gang violence in the state of Georgia. Kemp has been searching for a new director since Vernon Keenan, GBI head for 15 years, announced his plans to retire in mid-December.
Reynolds is a former police officer, chief magistrate judge, prosecutor and criminal defense attorney. He was elected as Cobb’s District Attorney in 2012.
"Vic Reynolds is a courageous leader with unmatched experience," said Governor Kemp. "As District Attorney, Vic led efforts to dismantle gangs and protect local families from crime and violence. As GBI Director, he will work around the clock to ensure a safer, stronger Georgia."
The GBI is responsible for all statewide investigations including Georgia’s sex offender registry, obtaining criminal history record information and restrictions, crime statistics, investigating officer-involved shootings and the medical examiner’s office.