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GBI announces two promotions to administrative posts

Chris Hosey

The Georgia Bureau Investigation on Friday announced two administrative appointments.

Chris Hosey was promoted from Inspector to Deputy Director for Investigations, to oversee the Investigative Division, the GBI’s largest division.

Hosey has been with the GBI for over 32 years. He began his career in 1987 as a narcotics agent with the Local Violators Squad and was promoted to special agent in 1989, assigned to general investigations at the Region 5 Statesboro office and later the Region 2 office in Thomaston and Greenville, currently located in Columbus.

In 2001, Hosey was promoted to Assistant Special Agent in Charge (ASAC) of a Multi-Jurisdictional Drug Task Force (MJDTF) in Carrollton. He transferred for a time as ASAC back to the Region 2 office and later returned to the MJDTF office in Carrollton and was part of the creation of the GBI’s first state/local regional drug enforcement office, West Metro RDEO. In 2008, he was promoted to the rank of Special Agent in Charge of the Region 5 Statesboro office and later transferred to the Savannah Regional Drug Enforcement Office as SAC. In 2012, he was promoted to Inspector, overseeing drug operations as well as various general investigative offices, and the GBI’s Training Unit, and has served in this role until his promotion to Deputy Director for Investigations.

Hosey has been a P.O.S.T. certified instructor since 1995. He has provided instruction in a variety of general investigative topics, as well as firearms, tactics, officer survival, active shooter, and use of force. Hosey has instructed in Canada and provided Basic Warrant Service and Active Shooter instruction to officers in the Republic of Georgia. Additionally, he has served as a criminal justice adjunct instructor for police academies and technical colleges.

 He received his bachelor’s degree in sociology from Georgia Southwestern State University in 1987 and his Master’s degree in Public Administration from Columbus State University in 2004. He is also a graduate of the FBI National Academy.

Hosey is from Newnan, and resides in Thomaston.

Terry Howard

Terry Howard was promoted from Special Agent in Charge to Inspector at the Region 3 office in Americus

As Inspector, Howard will provide supervisory and administrative oversight to a variety of GBI Investigation Division work units around the state.

Howard began his law enforcement career as a uniformed officer with the Dougherty County Police Department in Albany. He also worked for a time as an officer with the Columbia Police Department in Missouri. In February 2002, Howard was hired by the GBI as a Narcotics Agent and was assigned to the State Drug Task Force.

 In 2005, he was promoted to Special Agent and assigned to the Region 3 Americus office, where he remained until his promotion to Inspector, also being promoted to Assistant Special Agent in Charge in 2013 and Special Agent in Charge in 2019. 

Howard, a native of Albany, received his bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Albany State University and a master’s degree in sociology/criminal justice from Lincoln University. He has been involved in several investigations that have received the GBI Director and Deputy Director Awards for Investigative Excellence throughout his career. Howard also serves as a member of the GBI Special Enforcement Team and as a Board of Directors Member with the Child Advocacy Centers of Georgia (CACGA).

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is comprised of three divisions: the Georgia Crime Information Center, the Crime Laboratory, and the Investigative Division. The agency has 808 employees and a FY21 budget of $98.8 million.

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