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GBI Announces Promotion of Kyle McNeal To Assistant Special Agent in Charge

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) has promoted Kyle McNeal to Assistant Special Agent in Charge of the GBI Region 12 Eastman Office. McNeal is from Alamo and currently resides in Cadwell. McNeal is assigned to the Investigative Division and will be responsible for assisting the Special Agent in Charge with the supervision of the staff assigned to the Eastman field office. This office conducts criminal investigations involving major crimes such as homicides, sexual assault, robbery, crimes continued from page

against children, gang investigations, crime scene investigations as well as use of force investigations and cases involving public corruption.

McNeal began his law enforcement career with the Altamaha Drug Task Force in Baxley in 2007. He joined the GBI in 2011 and has held assignments as a Special Agent at the Tri-Circuit Drug Task Force and the Southeastern Regional Drug Enforcement Office in Metter. In April 2020, McNeal was detached to the Drug Enforcement Administration Resident Office in Savannah as a Task Force Officer, where he served until his promotion. He is also a member of the GBI’s Special Enforcement Team and a Georgia P.O.S.T. certified instructor.

McNeal graduated from Thomas University with a Bachelor of Science in Justice Studies in 2011.

The GBI is comprised of four divisions: the Georgia Crime Information Center, the Crime Laboratory, the Investigative Division, and the Legal Division. The GBI has 818 employees and a current budget of $119,761,272.

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