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Georgia Bureau of Investigation

An independent agency that supports the state's criminal justice system, Georgia Bureau of Investigation assists criminal investigations, provides forensic laboratory services, and updates computerized criminal justice information.


3121 Panthersville Rd.
Decatur, GA 30034

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How do I get a copy of my criminal history?

Visit your local sheriff's office or police department for information about obtaining a copy of your state criminal history record.

How do I request a GBI criminal investigation?

Speak with your local sheriff's office, county police department, or district attorney. Those agencies can request a GBI investigation on your behalf.

How do I obtain a copy of a GBI lab report?

Send an email to and include in your message your full name; mailing address; contact telephone number; the names of the subjects or victims of the investigation or report; the Georgia county or city where the incident occurred; and the date of the investigation or incident associated with your request. You'll hear from the Open Records Unit if you need to pay for the records before they are released.