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Anthony Gibson

Portrait of Anthony Gibson, 2022 LEADS Scholar
Lieutenant, Charleston Police Department; 2022 NIJ LEADS Law Enforcement Officer
Charleston Police Department

Charleston, SC

Lieutenant Anthony Gibson began his career at the Charleston Police Department as an intern in 2013 and now serves as the Commander of the Office of Public Affairs. In this capacity, he leads the Public Information Team, the Recruitment, Selection, and Retention Unit, and grants coordination. His prior roles include serving as the Public Information Officer and the sergeant on a nationally recognized recruitment and retention team known for its strategic and evidence-based approaches to law enforcement staffing post-2020. He and his team have presented nationally and internationally on these efforts in the hopes of improving law enforcement hiring and retention.

His applied research focuses on strategic messaging and officer retention strategies. He holds a B.S. in Psychology and a master’s in public administration. Additionally, Lt. Gibson serves as an executive board member of the American Society of Evidence-Based Policing, and is a fellow with both the National Policing Institute and the Michigan State Police Staffing Observatory.

Date Created: August 22, 2022