District Attorney’s office welcomes new investigator

25 August 2021

BRUNSWICK, Ga. (August 25, 2021) – District Attorney for the Brunswick Judicial Circuit Keith Higgins recently hired a new investigator, Paul Drawdy, to assist in criminal investigations. 

Drawdy, a veteran police officer and former police chief, most recently worked for the Jesup Police Department in Wayne County, where he processed crime scenes, took witness statements, questioned suspects, and performed surveillance and background checks. 

“I’m happy to be joining the District Attorney’s team and continuing to serve the people of Georgia, Wayne County, and beyond,” said Drawdy. “This is a unique opportunity to work directly with attorneys to assist in the investigation and prosecution of felony and misdemeanor cases. I’m looking forward to the challenge.”

As an investigator with the D.A.’s office, Drawdy will aid prosecutors by locating victims and witnesses, conducting background checks, obtaining incident and crime lab reports, detective files, evidence and property sheets, prior conviction records, and other necessary documents. He is Georgia Peace Officer Standards and Training Council certified and will primarily work with prosecutors in Wayne County.

“We are excited to have Investigator Drawdy aboard our team and look forward to putting his experience to good use for the people of our judicial circuit,” said District Attorney Higgins. “Having well-researched, complete case files for our attorneys is of paramount importance, and Mr. Drawdy will play an important role in ensuring this happens in an expeditious, detail-oriented and thorough fashion.”

Drawdy also served as Chairman of the Wayne County Board of Education for two terms. He is an avid outdoorsman who is committed to enhancing and conserving wildlife and its habitats. He is an active member of Calvary Baptist in Jesup, a husband and father of two. 

For more information about career and volunteer opportunities with the D.A.’s office, please contact Barbara Baucum at 912-554-7200 or email bjcinfo@pacga.org.  


Open Records Act Request: Pursuant to O.C.G.A. 50-18-71(b)(2), the Open Records Officer for the Brunswick Judicial Circuit District Attorney’s Office is Cathy Browning. Written requests should be submitted to her via email at cbrowning@pacga.org or by mail to the Brunswick Judicial Circuit District Attorney’s Office, Attention: Cathy Browning, 210 E. 4th St., Woodbine, GA 31569.
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