Media release: The Georgia Bureau of Investigation announces the promotion of Joe Montgomery to Special Agent in Charge of the GBI Region 1 Field Office in Calhoun.
Montgomery will be responsible for the supervision of the special agents assigned to Region 1. The office conducts major investigations to include death investigations,
officer use of force investigations, aggravated assault, rape, crimes against children, armed robbery, fraud and other felonies.
Montgomery has been employed with the GBI for over 34 years. Montgomery was assigned to Region 1 office. In 2005, Montgomery graduated from the FBI/U. S. Army Hazardous Devices school as was assigned as part of the GBI Special Operations Bomb Disposal Unit. Montgomery is a certified Bomb Disposal Technician, a P.O.S.T. certified instructor, and P.O.S.T. certified firearms instructor.
Montgomery is also a case consultant to the Unresolved Death Missing Persons cases consultant group for the GBI. In 2014, Montgomery was promoted to assistant special agent of the Region 1 office. Montgomery began his law enforcement career in 1984 with the GBI assigned to the Local Violators Squad where he conducted undercover drug investigations statewide. In 1986, Montgomery was promoted to special agent and assigned the Region 12 Eastman office as the Regional Narcotics Specialist. Since that time, SAC Montgomery has been assigned to several different work units around the state to include the Region 12 Eastman office, the Savannah Regional Drug Enforcement Office, the Atlanta Regional Drug Enforcement Office, the Special Prosecution Task Force, the Special Investigations Section, the Riversweep Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force, the Governor’s Task Force on Drug Suppression, and the Financial Investigations Unit.
Montgomery received a Bachelor of Arts and Sciences Degree from The University of Georgia in 1983, and a Master of Public Safety Administration from Columbus State University