In his June resignation letter to Kemp, Register said Hosey is “more than capable” of leading the GBI into the future.
Hosey’s career with the GBI began in 1987 when he served as a narcotics agent, and he served stints as an investigator in Statesboro, Thomaston, Greenville and Savannah before joining the investigative division in 2012 at the agency’s Atlanta headquarters, where he led the GBI’s drug-related operations and its training unit.
He was promoted to deputy director of investigations in 2020 and then assistant director in 2022.
The governor said he was impressed by Hosey’s “wealth of institutional knowledge and skill.”
“I’m confident he will bring the same level of commitment to the job that he has shown throughout his years of service,” said Kemp.