Loran Crabtree

Loran Crabtree

Assistant Chief – Technology Unit
Loran F. Crabtree is a proud fourth-generation Atlantan, and 12 year veteran of public safety and law enforcement. Loran began his career as a Patrolman with the Villa Rica Police Department before joining the Georgia Institute of Technology Police Department in 2012. Loran spent time in Uniform Patrol, Community Outreach, Social Media, and was then promoted to Detective in the Criminal Investigations Division. As a Detective, Loran was primarily responsible for threat assessments, threat management, and intelligence needs for Georgia Tech’s students, staff, faculty, visitors, large-scale events, and critical infrastructures. Loran created, implemented, and managed Georgia Tech’s threat assessment program and threat assessment task force. Loran was also the homeland security coordinator, and liaison to the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Joint Terrorism Task Force, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation’s Georgia Information Sharing Analysis Center, and other local, state, and federal agencies for threats, intelligence, and terror, both international and domestic. Loran was awarded the 2013 GTPD Officer of the Year and has received numerous letters of recognition, commendation, and lifesaving awards.

Loran has worked numerous high profiles events including numerous Presidential visits, Governor Inaugurations, heads of state, and dignitary visits, as well as in the FBI’s Intelligence Operations Center in support of the NFL’s Super Bowl LIII. Loran has provided direct dignitary protection support to numerous dignitaries and VIPs during their campus visits.

Loran is a Georgia P.O.S.T. Certified Instructor, Hostage Negotiator, Intelligence Analyst, and Special Response Team member, where he was the lead tactical medicine instructor with training through NAEMT and Grady Hospital. Loran has advanced training and experience in behavioral threat assessment, social media investigations, open-source intelligence, cellular and digital evidence analysis, statement analysis, interviews and interrogations, and sexual assault investigations.

Loran holds certifications and training from the Federal Bureau of Investigations, Georgia Bureau of Investigations, Association of Threat Assessment Professionals, The National White Collar Crime Center, and the International Association of Law Enforcement Intelligence Analysts.

Loran has been featured on local news outlets, podcasts, and social media for his work in community policing, cold case investigations, and law enforcement history.