Detective Chris Gibbons has been a dedicated Cleveland Division of Police officer since 1997 and has been with the Employee Assistance Unit since December of 2004. He excels at his job description, which is to help fellow officers deal with traumatic and stressful situations. For those who turn to substance abuse, Detective Gibbons can offer an experienced hand. As a recovering alcoholic, he knows what it is like to battle these types of demons.
Detective Gibbons turned his life around and become an outstanding police officer like his father and grandfather. He serves on the Board of Directors for the Edna House, founded by his sister Erin. This program helps women recover from their addictions and has graduated over 300 participants.
When asked about Detective Gibbons, his former supervisor, retired Sergeant Lynda Marshall Dismuke stated, “I recruited Detective Gibbons for the job on the EAU because I knew from his days working the streets that he had a true feeling for the people he dealt with and for the community in general. He was what I called a ‘real’ officer – which means he wasn’t fake and always put a sincere and caring effort in helping his fellow officers.”
It is because of this devotion and dedication to both the officers of the Cleveland Division of Police and the community he serves that we recognize Detective Chris Gibbons as the Police Officer of the Month for November 2018.