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    Mr. Lane began his career as a patrol officer with the Clayton County, GA Police Department in 1979. In 1981 he accepted a position as an agent with the Georgia Office of Secretary of State. In this position Mr. Lane’s investigative focus was in the field of healthcare crime and pharmaceutical drug diversion. During this time, he worked on many multi-agency investigations with local, state, and federal agencies, to include the FBI, DEA, and GBI. In the late 1980s he was sworn in as a member of the Southeastern Drug Task Force through the U. S. Department of Justice representing the Secretary of State's Office. He was promoted to Senior Agent in 1982 and in 1991 appointed to the position of Director of Investigations and served in this position until 2000. In 1996, Mr. Lane was appointed to represent the Secretary of State's office as a member of the State Olympic Law Enforcement Command (SOLEC). In coordination with the U. S. Secret Service and U. S. State Department he supervised the day-watch for Dignitary Protection Operations during the 1996 Summer Olympic Games in Atlanta, GA. From 2000 until his retirement in 2012, he served as Director of Investigations for the Georgia Composite Medical Board where he managed and directed complex medico-legal and pharmaceutical investigtions. Since retirement he served as a consultant to two prestigious Atlanta law firms before coming to Luella High School. Mr. Lane has been a Georgia certified law enforcement officer since 1979 and a certified law enforcement instructor since 1991. He has been an avid instructor and lecturer to many healthcare and law enforcement organizations for over thirty years. He is a member of the Georgia Peace Officers Association and the Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police.

    Mr. Lane is a 1978 graduate of the University of Mississippi with a Bachelor of Public Administration degree in criminal justice. He is a 1994 graduate of Georgia State University with a Masters Degree in criminal justice where he was awarded the Graduate Academic Honor Award.  Mr. Lane served as an adjunct faculty member at Georgia State University, Department of Criminal Justice for sixteen years teaching a variety of criminal justice courses to include Introduction to Criminal Justice, Criminal Investigation, and White Collar Crime. In 2004 he was awarded the Distinguished Alumni Service Award by the Department of Criminal Justice for his contributions to Georgia State University and the criminal justice community. He is published in several criminal justice journals and periodicals to include the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Georgia State Criminal Justice Review, and the FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin. He is the author of two books; Fundamentals of Medical Practice Investigation (CRC Press, 2017) and a personal memoir, Turning the Corner at Moreland and Euclid (Westbow Press, 2018).

    In his free time, Mr. Lane enjoys reading/studying the Bible and is an avid mountain trail hiker. He and his wife have hiked over 100 miles of north Georgia trails, including over 45 miles of the Appalachian Trail. 

    Mr. Lane's guiding principle: "From those who have been given much, much is expected."

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