Mitchell M. Posey, the Special Agent in Charge of the Appalachian Regional Drug Enforcement Office (ARDEO), has left that position to become an inspector with the GBI's Investigative Division.
The GBI made a public announcement of Posey's promotion on Monday, July 1, 2019.
Inspector Posey will be responsible for the administrative oversight of one regional office, two drug offices, and a number of specialized work units to include the newly-formed Gang Task Force. Posey will also serve as a liaison with other agencies, citizens and private sector stakeholders, according to information released by the GBI.
Posey began his career with the GBI in 1995 as a Medical Examiner Investigator. In 1996, Inspector Posey became a Narcotics Agent and was assigned to the State Drug Task Force. In 1997, Inspector Posey became a Special Agent and was assigned to the Americus Field Office and was also a Crime Scene Specialist while at that office. In 2005, he transferred to the Cleveland Field Office as a Special Agent. In 2008, he was promoted to the rank of Assistant Special Agent in Charge (ASAC) of the Cleveland Field Office. In 2010, he because the ASAC of the Appalachian Drug Task Force and in 2014, he was the ASAC of the West Metro Regional Drug Enforcement Office. In 2014, Posey was promoted to the rank of Special Agent in Charge of the newly formed ARDEO.
In addition, Posey is a member of the Special Operations Unit and has served as a Bomb Disposal Technician for the GBI since 2002 and the Special Enforcement Team.
Posey graduated from Georgia Southern University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology in 1994 and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Justice Studies in 1995. In 2011, he received his Master of Public Administration Degree from Columbus State University. Posey is a certified P.O.S.T. Instructor and is a graduate of the Georgia Law Enforcement Command College at Columbus State University.