Major Stacie Gibbs joined the Atlanta Police Department in August of 1991 and has more than 22 years of service. She has held the rank of Patrolman, Detective, Sergeant, Lieutenant and Captain. Major Gibbs has supervised units in both the Criminal Investigations Division and the Field Operations Division.
In January of 1995, she was promoted to the rank of Detective and assigned to the Narcotics Unit. There she served for 5 years before being promoted to the rank of Sergeant in 1999. After serving as the supervisor of the Auburn Avenue Precinct, Major Gibbs returned to the Narcotics Unit as the Unit Commander for the Weed and Seed Unit. It was in this position that she supervised uniformed and undercover personnel concentrating on violent crime in the Pittsburg and Mechanicsville Community. In 2004 Major Gibbs was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant and assigned to Zone 5. During the next two years she was assigned to the Underground and the Techwood Precincts. While assigned to the Techwood Precinct she coordinated the National Organization Black Law Enforcement (NOBLE) and Megafest Conferences, and the Hurricane Katrina Relief for public safety personnel from New Orleans. In January of 2006, Major Gibbs returned to the Narcotics Unit as the Commander where she served for 18 months. She then became the unit commander for the Zone 5 Criminal Investigations Unit, which led to her role in coordinating the joint investigation of crimes committed on the Georgia Institute of Technology and Georgia State University Campuses.
In July of 2010, Major Gibbs was transferred to the Major Crimes Unit as the Special Victims Unit Commander. There she oversaw the development and implementation of the Child Exploitation Online Protections Squad (CEOPS) and the Domestic Violence Squad. As the department’s representative to the Fulton County Child Abuse Protocol Committee, she helped rewrite Fulton County’s procedures for investigating and prosecuting child abuse cases. In 2011, she attended the Police Executive Research Forum, Improving the Police Response to Sexual Assault, in Washington DC, where she was asked to present regarding the department’s procedures for investigating sexual assault cases.
In 2012, Major Gibbs was promoted to the rank of Captain and assigned to the Zone 4 Precinct as the Assistant Zone Commander. It was in this position that she oversaw the development and implementation of the Juvenile Offender Officer Program, designed to reduce juvenile involved crime.
Major Gibbs earned her Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from Georgia State University and her Master of Public Administration from the University of West Georgia. She is a graduate of Northwestern University’s School of Police Staff and Command and the Clark Atlanta University Rising Stars Leadership Development Program.