The mission of the West Metro Regional Drug Enforcement Office is to aggressively seek out, dismantle, and prosecute drug trafficking organizations (DTO’s), drug traffickers and drug related violent criminals. The West Metro Regional Drug Enforcement Office (WMRDEO) is a Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) Work Unit serving twenty-two Georgia Counties including Metro-Atlanta. The WMRDEO office is the first of its kind in Georgia. Formulated to maximize inter-agency cooperation.
WMRDEO is a shared effort between the GBI and participating local law enforcement agencies. The GBI provides supervision, agents and logistical support to the work unit. Local participating agencies provide one or more officers whom are specially sworn GBI Task Force Agents. State and Local Agents work side by side to combat illicit drugs within the twenty-two County area of operation. The West Metro area of operation includes the counties of Carroll, Clayton, Cobb, Coweta, Dekalb, Douglas, Fayette, Fulton, Gwinnett, Harris, Heard, Henry, Meriwether, Muscogee, Newton, Pike, Rockdale, Spalding, Talbot, Taylor, Troup, and Upson.
Currently Law Enforcement Agents are assigned from the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, Carroll County Sheriff’s Office, Heard County Sheriff’s Office, Meriwether County Sheriff’s Office, Carrollton City Police Department, Villa Rica City Police Department, and Atlanta Police Department. The West Metro Regional Drug Enforcement Office will accept application for agency membership from any governmental law enforcement agency serving within the WMRDEO area of operation.