Rosedale native hired as new police chief for Shaw
by Rory Doyle
Apr 24, 2013 | 3083 views | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Rosedale native Anthony Gibson is looking forward to his new appointment as chief of police in Shaw.

The former police chief of Rosedale and Drew said he's ready to bring his passion for law enforcement to a new Delta town.

He took over Shaw's leading role on April 5.

"I have the skills, resources and drive for professionalizing this department," said Gibson. "When I go into a department I make sure to use my experience and invest it into my officers and staff so they can investigate a lot of things just as well as a chief."

Gibson said his main goal was to police the population of Shaw and bring stability to its citizens by enforcing laws and going hard after criminals.

He said he would also update the department's technology related to its booking system and citizen report system.

"There is a dire need for equipment to help process crime scenes."

Gibson hopes to use his background in grant writing to help inherit more equipment and keep the police ahead of the game.

Working with all federal state and local law enforcement agencies will also be a focus.

He's been involved with law enforcement since 1994 and graduated from Delta State University in 2005 with a criminal justice degree. He also studied grant writing at Jackson State University.

Gibson's training and certification programs have brought him to Mexico, Ireland and across the United States.

"We are here to provide the services that are needed in a small community," he added. "It will be a professional service at that.

"We will protect the people, property and even livestock."

Gibson added that he has an open door policy and he encourages citizens to call him directly with concerns about town safety.

He can be reached at 662-719-8372.