Our January 9, 2020 program to be brought to us by Programs Chairman Nathan Grantham and Judge Charlie Brown, is Julie and Ella Griner from Diamond G. Forest Products in Patterson, Georgia. “You all will enjoy these ladies”, says, Charlie Brown. Our next week’s meeting on Thursday, January 16th, at 12:30 p.m. will be, Waycross Chief of Police, Tommy Cox.
JULY 22 – 25, 2020 EXCHANGE’S 2020 NATIONAL CONVENTION
This year 2020, Exchange’s National Convention and our Annual Prevention of Child Abuse Symposium will be held in Hotel Elegant’s Conference and Event Center at 2885 S. Circle Drive, Colorado Springs, CO. Call 719-576-5900 for prices of Single/Double and group rates valid until Thursday, June 25th. Mention room block code #1329786. Check your Exchange Today Winter 2020 Edition for other details and good ideas.
Also, please consider making a donation to enhance National Exchange Club/Foundation proceeds as described in their Winter 2020 Edition supporting children, families and our communities every day.
GBI JASON SEACHRIST
Nathan Grantham and Charlie Brown introduced Jason Seachrist GBI Assistant Special Agent in Charge (ASAC) of the GBI Region 4 office covering 11 counties of Appling, Atkinson, Bacon, Berrien, Clinch, Coffee, Cook, Jeff Davis, Lanier, Pierce, and Ware. His Supervisor is Seth Hollander (SAC) located in Douglas, Georgia.
GBI started in 1937 with the two Georgia State Patrol and GBI divisions and 10 field offices throughout Georgia.
The offices separated in 1974.
Our own Ray Pope (Colonel) was director of both the Georgia State Patrol and the G.B.I. The (GBI) Bureau of Investigative Division was headed by the Deputy Director for Investigations with 770 employees as of 2016. It is an independent agency that provides assistance to Georgia’s criminal justice system in the areas of criminal investigations, forensic laboratory services, and computerized criminal justice system. Its headquarters is located in Dekalb County near Decatur and in Greater Atlanta.
GBI now has 15 offices and 5 specialty Divisions. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has analysts assigned to collect, evaluate, analyze and disseminate criminal (suspicious) activity reports. (Five field Agents are in the 10 offices) The Georgia Information Sharing and Analysis Copy Center (GISAC) is managed by ASAC Special Agent in Charge. It is essential that GISAC personnel ensure the protection of contractors, system users based upon privacy, civil rights, and civil liberties of the citizens of Georgia and the United States according to pertinent laws and directives.
“Death” investigations, not “murder” investigations are investigated and case files are prepared which involves “community” information that is very helpful to investigators.
Citizens of Georgia and including Exchange and other club members are very important and helpful. “Community” information is very helpful to the job.
Field agents are very important to bringing conclusive answers to the overall job. They investigate child porn cases, regional and international gambling rings, freight theft, fraud, robbery, and similar incidents.
Special agents (GBI) like Seth Hollander (SAC) are sometimes called to go out starting at night and go all the next day and into the next night. He works in the background gathering info and putting investigative points in a line. He has worked a double homicide from 10 p.m. at night until 7-8 a.m. the next morning. Also, he goes out sometimes at 2 a.m. and finishes at 11 p.m. next night. Agents have to have “empathy” for the issues they deal with in order to win.” Hollander, he said is very proud of ASAC Seachrist and agents and the support of Exchange Clubs.