2020 Georgia Code
Title 35 - Law Enforcement Officers and Agencies
Chapter 3 - Georgia Bureau of Investigation
Article 1 - General Provisions
§ 35-3-11. Applicability of Merit System to Agents of Bureau; Retention of Badge and Weapon by Disabled Agent

Universal Citation: GA Code § 35-3-11 (2020)
  1. All agents of the bureau shall be governed by such rules of position, classification, appointment, promotion, demotion, transfer, dismissal, qualification, compensation, seniority privileges, tenure, and other employment standards as may now or hereafter be established under such merit system controls as may be authorized by Chapter 20 of Title 45.
  2. This Code section shall not apply to narcotics agents as provided for in Code Section 35-3-9.
  3. As used in this subsection, the term "disability" means a disability that prevents an individual from working as a law enforcement officer. When an agent of the bureau leaves the bureau as a result of a disability arising in the line of duty, such agent shall be entitled as part of such agent's compensation to retain his or her weapon and badge pursuant to regulations promulgated by the director.

(Ga. L. 1974, p. 109, § 2; Ga. L. 2004, p. 1058, § 4; Ga. L. 2009, p. 745, § 2/SB 97; Ga. L. 2012, p. 446, § 2-52/HB 642.)

Editor's notes.

- Ga. L. 2012, p. 446, § 3-1/HB 642, not codified by the General Assembly, provides that: "Personnel, equipment, and facilities that were assigned to the State Personnel Administration as of June 30, 2012, shall be transferred to the Department of Administrative Services on the effective date of this Act." This Act became effective July 1, 2012.

Ga. L. 2012, p. 446, § 3-2/HB 642, not codified by the General Assembly, provides that: "Appropriations for functions which are transferred by this Act may be transferred as provided in Code Section 45-12-90."


Am. Jur. 2d.

- 15A Am. Jur. 2d, Civil Service, §§ 14, 41 et seq. 63C Am. Jur. 2d, Public Officers and Employees, §§ 258 et seq., 276 et seq. 70 Am. Jur. 2d, Sheriffs, Police, and Constables, § 41 et seq.


- 63 C.J.S., Municipal Corporations, § 634 et seq. 67 C.J.S., Officers and Public Employees, §§ 77, 92 et seq., 381 et seq.

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