August 13, 2019

GBI Crime Lab Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

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. 

Quick Facts:

GSFIC Project Manager: Wes Berry

GSFIC Contract Compliance Specialist: David Faircloth

Design Professional: JMA Architecture

Construction Professional: DPR Construction

Project Timeline: 36 months

Project Cost: $49 million

From left to right: GSFIC Deputy Executive Director Marvin Woodward, GSFIC Senior Project Manager Wes Berry, Governor Brian Kemp, GSFIC Project Executive James Brownsmith, GSFIC Executive Director Marty Smith