The Best Crime-Solving Jobs | Working at the Georgia Bureau of Investigation


IN THE FAST
FORWARD SYSTEM, THE PEOPLE ARE REPRESENTED
BY TWO SEPARATE YET EQUALLY IMPORTANT GROUPS THE CREW, WHO
INVESTIGATE COOL JOBS AND THE PEOPLE AT THE GEORGIA
BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION, WHO HAVE THE COOL JOBS. THESE ARE THEIR STORIES. ♪ MUSIC ♪ FAST FORWARD. I WAS IN DECATUR, GETTING A LITTLE HELP FROM THE
GEORGIA BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION TO TRACK DOWN THE COOLEST
JOBS IN THE STATE. BUT BEFORE YOU
CAN HEAR THE STORY, YOU NEED SOME BACKGROUND. David: THE GBI IS A
STATEWIDE AGENCY THAT IS AN UMBRELLA OVER ALL
THE LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES IN THE STATE. AND WE WILL ASSIST THEM
IN THEIR INVESTIGATIONS IF THERE’S CRIME SCENE. THANKS, PAL. NICE AND BRIEF,
LIKE A LEGAL DOCUMENT. HEY LOU, BRING
IN THE SUSPECTS. I WANT THIS THING SOLVED
BEFORE THE LUNCH BELL RINGS. STATE YOUR NAME
AND WHAT YOU DO. Phillip: MY NAME
IS PHILLIP PRATER. I AM A LAB TECHNICIAN IN THE
LATENT PRINT DEPARTMENT. Lindsey: I’M LINDSEY, I
AM A CRIME LAB SCIENTIST IN THE LATENT PRINTS SECTION AT THE GEORGIA BUREAU
OF INVESTIGATION. RIGHT… SO TECHNICALLY YOU…? Lindsey: I WORK WITH
FINGERPRINTS EVERYDAY. Phillip: THE PRINT THAT I
COLLECT FROM THE ITEMS IS TO PUT BAD PEOPLE AWAY
FOR DOING BAD THINGS. YOU MUST SEE
SOME CUCKOO STUFF. Lindsey: THE STRANGEST PLACE
I’VE EVER READ ABOUT A
FINGERPRINT OR A LATENT PRINT
BEING DEVELOPED WAS ON A HAMBURGER BUN. HMM THERE’S A REASON MA TOLD
ME TO CLEAN MY PLATE. SO WHAT DO YOU DO
WITH THESE PRINTS? Lindsey: I COMPARE A PRINT
FROM AN UNKNOWN PERSON, WHICH IS KNOWN AS
A LATENT PRINT, TO A FINGERPRINT CARD
FROM A KNOWN INDIVIDUAL AND I IDENTIFY THAT
PRINT THEN I DOCUMENT AND REPORT THAT I HAVE
IDENTIFIED THAT PRINT. SOUNDS LIKE WE HAVE A
TEACHABLE MOMENT BREWING. Lindsey: LATENT PRINT, IT
CAN HAVE TWO MEANINGS IT CANNOT BE SEEN SO NOT
VISIBLE TO THE NAKED EYE OR OF AN UNKNOWN
SOURCE OR ORIGIN. THAT IS MY JOB TO SEE IF I
CAN FIND OUT AND IDENTIFY WHO THAT INDIVIDUAL IS. IF THAT JOB WAS ANY COOLER SOMEONE WOULD BE SAYING… Jessie: FREEZE! I LOVE A GOOD PUN. NICE BADGE. GOT A NAME? Jessie: I’M JESSIE WILSON. I’M A SPECIAL AGENT
HERE WITH THE GBI. SOMETHING TELLS ME YOUR JOB
AIN’T JUST COFFEE AND DONUTS. Jessie: WHEN I
ARRIVE ON SCENE, I USUALLY GO LIKE
LIGHTS AND SIRENS IN THE BIG CRIME SCENE TRUCK. I… PULL UP. IT’S USUALLY ALREADY TAPED OFF
WITH DO NOT CROSS CAUTION
TAPE. Jessie:THEN WE’LL MOVE
IN AND TAKE PICTURES OF EVERYTHING THAT IS NEEDED. ALL PICTURES OF BODIES,
ALL PICTURES OF EVIDENCE. THEN WE’LL KIND OF BACK
UP AND REALIZE EXACTLY WHAT IT IS WE NEED TO TAKE. WE’LL BAG UP EVIDENCE, WE’LL
TAKE SAMPLES OF BLOOD, TAKE GUNS, WE’LL
TAKE SHELL CASINGS, ALL THAT KIND OF STUFF. FUNNY, YOU DON’T
STRIKE ME AS A BLOOD AND GUTS KIND OF GIRL. SO SPILL IT. WHAT WERE YOU
LIKE IN SCHOOL? Jessie: I WAS A CHEERLEADER
AND I RAN TRACK. THOUGHT SO. AND HOW’D YOU GET
INTO THIS RACKET? Jessie: I REMEMBER I HAD A
GIRLFRIEND IN MIDDLE SCHOOL, SHE BROKE HER NOSE AND I REMEMBER LIKE
SEEING HER BLOOD AND EVERYBODY WAS
FREAKING OUT AND LIKE ALMOST PASSING OUT AND I
COULD HANDLE IT AND I KNEW WHAT TO DO AND I
HELPED HER THROUGH IT. I LIKED HER STORY
AND SHE TOLD IT WELL. AND GBI HAD A
SWEET SET UP. TECHNOLOGY. LABS. THE WHOLE 9 YARDS. BEST OF ALL, I WAS
FINDING COOL JOBS LIKE FINGERPRINTS ON A GLOVE. BUT I WANTED MORE. LOU, WHO ELSE WE GOT? Terri: MY NAME
IS TERRI GEORGE. I AM A SENIOR
FORENSIC BIOLOGIST IN THE FORENSIC
BIOLOGY DEPARTMENT AT GEORGIA BUREAU INVESTIGATION
DIVISION OF FORENSIC SCIENCES. SOUNDS SCIENCE-Y… WHAT DO YOU DO? Terri: I CAN DO SEROLOGY
AND I CAN DO DNA TESTING. INTERESTING, GOT
ANY TEACHABLE MOMENTS? Terri: HOW ABOUT A TEACHABLE
MOMENT ABOUT DNA? BINGO! Terri: DNA STANDS FOR
DEOXYRIBONUCLEIC ACID AND BASICALLY IT IS THE
BUILDING BLOCKS OF OUR CELLS. Terri: WE ACTUALLY
SHARE 99.9% OF OUR DNA THERE’S ONLY .1% OF OUR DNA
THAT IS ACTUALLY DIFFERENT. SO BASICALLY THE THINGS
THAT MAKE YOUR EYE COLOR, AND YOUR SKIN COLOR, YOUR HAIR COLOR THAT IS
ONLY .1% OF YOUR DNA AND THAT’S WHAT MAKES
YOU AN INDIVIDUAL. THE JOB TRAIL
WAS GETTING COLD… IN A GOOD WAY. BUT I COULD TELL THERE
WAS HEAT AROUND HERE TOO. THAT’S WHEN I MET HER. Mandy: IT’S KIND OF FUNNY
BECAUSE MY NICKNAME NOW IS BULLET GIRL. AIN’T YOU A PISTOL. TALK TO ME
ABOUT YOUR GUNS. Mandy: I WORK IN THE
FIREARMS SECTION OF THE GEORGIA BUREAU OF
INVESTIGATION CRIME LAB. AND YOU STILL PLAY WITH TOYS. Mandy: WE CAN GO IN THE RANGE AND HAVE A LITTLE FUN
FROM TIME TO TIME. SO TELL ME, WHAT KIND OF PAPER DOES
IT TAKE TO WORK HERE? Kelli: HIGH SCHOOL AND A
LITTLE BIT OF COLLEGE. Terri: I HAVE A BACHELORS OF
SCIENCE DEGREE IN BIOLOGY. Phillip: I HAVE A
HIGH SCHOOL DEGREE AND THEY TRAIN YOU
RIGHT ON SIGHT. AND WHAT
DOES GBI LOOK FOR? MOXIE? Aaron: WHAT WE’RE LOOKING
FOR IS PEOPLE WHO ARE ABLE TO ASK THE TOUGH QUESTIONS
AND ARE ABLE TO FIND A WAY TO ANSWER THEM. Kelli: YOU CAN’T HAVE USED
MARIJUANA FOR LIKE THE PAST 3
YEARS AND ANYTHING ELSE HARDER THAN
THAT IN THE PAST 5 YEARS. AND YOU HAVE TO
PASS A POLYGRAPH TEST, [DID YOU STEAL THAT
WRIST WATCH?] ALL SORTS OF BACKGROUND CHECKS. SO IF I POUND THE PAVEMENT AND KEEP MY BACKSIDE OUT
OF THE GRAY BAR HOTEL, I COULD WORK AT THE GBI? Jessie: YES. AND WHERE WILL I
END UP IF I DON’T? Phillip: THE MORGUE. ALL RIGHT, FELLA . I CAN TAKE A HINT. AND I CAN TELL THE COOLEST JOBS HAVE BEEN RIGHT UNDER MY
NOSE THIS WHOLE TIME, AT THE GEORGIA BUREAU
OF INVESTIGATION. BUT CHECK OUT
FAST FORWARD AGAIN, WHEN I FIGURE OUT
WHO ATE MY LUNCH. ♪ MUSIC ♪