Michael "Mike" Register has been appointed the new Director of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI), pending approval by the state's Board of Public Safety. 

Register has extensive law enforcement and public safety management experience. Before being appointed to lead the GBI, he served as Assistant Chief of the Cobb County Sheriff's Office, where he oversaw community engagement, uniform field operations and internal affairs. Prior to this post, he was the Director of Public Safety for Cobb County, the Chief of Police for Cobb County, and the Chief of Police for Clayton County.

Register was previously the Chief Operating Officer for Quiet Professionals, LLC., in Tampa Florida, where he helped support critical missions for Special Operations Command and various intelligence agencies. He is a past member of the Georgia POST Council, the Judicial Qualification Commission, and served on the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Forces’ Executive Board and various other law enforcement-related organizations.

Register is obtaining his doctorate in Strategic Leadership from Liberty University, has a Master's degree in Public Administration from Columbus State University, and is a graduate of the FBI’s National Executive Institute. He is a U.S. Army veteran, having served 23 years in the U.S. Army Special Operations, including combat operations in Afghanistan.