The Georgia Bureau of Investigation announces the promotion of Cartersville resident James Gordon to Technical Leader of the Toxicology Section of the Crime Lab at GBI Headquarters. Gordon will be responsible for training scientist trainees and continuing to train current scientists to keep them up to date with toxicology methodologies and best practices. He will also coordinate proficiency tests for the Toxicology section and oversee validations/verifications of new methods and instrumentation.

James Gordon began his career with the GBI in October 2004 as a Drug Chemistry scientist trainee. During his tenure with the Bureau, Mr. Gordon has conducted casework in all aspects of Drug Chemistry. He has been a Clandestine Laboratory Instructor for the Chemistry Section and the Investigative Division since 2011. Most recently, Gordon has served as a Volatile Specialist in the Toxicology Section. This casework includes blood alcohol, carbon monoxide, and inhalant testing. Mr. Gordon had served as a mentor to numerous scientists during his career.

James Gordon graduated from Berry College in 2003 with a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry with a concentration in Biochemistry.

He is originally from Ellijay and currently resides in Cartersville.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation comprises four divisions: the Georgia Crime Information Center, the Crime Laboratory, the Investigative Division, and the Legal Division. The GBI has over 900 employees and a current budget of $147,482,036.