Gibson joins Corydon PD
A 10-year veteran of the Harrison County Sheriff’s Dept. was recently hired by the Corydon Police Dept.
Greg Gibson, 32, began his new duties as a Corydon marshal on Sunday.
“The Corydon Police Dept. has changed a lot and is a professionally run department,” Gibson said of his decision to apply for the position after an opening was created late last year when another Corydon marshal resigned.
“It’s a community-oriented policing department,” said Gibson, who was a lieutenant and shift supervisor when he resigned from the sheriff’s department.
A native of Harrison County, Gibson is a 1989 graduate of Corydon Central High School. He was hired by the county as a jailer in 1991 then as a police officer in 1993.
During his tenure with the county, Gibson was a detective and a member of the Southern Indiana Drug Task Force. He completed several courses, including defensive tactical instructor, police general instructor, vehicle crash investigation, “Street Spanish,” criminal investigation, toxicology, and a FBI special deputy school.
He is certified in several drug-related courses, including methamphetamine investigation management and marijuana eradication. He is also a DARE (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) instructor, having completed that course in 1995.
Corydon Chief Marshal James Kendall said he hopes to re-introduce DARE into the Corydon schools beginning with the 2003-2004 school year, with Gibson serving as the instructor.
“Greg will be a great asset to the department,” in part because of his years of experience as a police officer and the fact that he has completed the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy training, Kendall said.
“The other (officers) on the department want to work with him,” he added.
Gibson and his wife, Carmen, a county police officer, live in Corydon. They have one child.