Title 35, Chapter 3, Section 31
(a) There is established for the state, within the Georgia Bureau of
Investigation, a system for the intrastate communication of vital
information relating to crimes, criminals, and criminal activity, to
be known as the Georgia Crime Information Center.
(b) Central responsibility for the development, maintenance, and operation of the center shall be vested with the director of the center with the assistance and guidance of the Georgia Crime Information Council, the establishment of which is provided for in Code Section 35-3-32.
(c) The director of the center shall maintain the necessary staff
along with support services to be procured within the Georgia state
government, such as computer services from the Department of
Administrative Services, physical space and logistic support from
the Department of Public Safety, and other services or sources as
necessary, to enable the effective and efficient performance of the
duties and responsibilities ascribed to the center in this article.
(d) All personnel of the center shall be administered according to
appropriate special and standard schedules by the State Merit System
of Personnel Administration with due recognition to be given by the
latter to the special qualifications and availability of the types
of individuals required in such an agency.