Sheriff Todd Gibson:
Trusted Leader, Dedicated Public Servant
Cleveland County Sheriff Todd Gibson brings a lifetime of successful law enforcement experience to the job. Gibson was named sheriff in October 2017 when the post was vacated. A lifelong Republican, this will be Gibson’s first time running for public office.
Sheriff Gibson began his career with the Warr Acres Police Department in the 1990s before joining the Norman Police Department in 1998. He served in Norman until 2016, retiring from the force as a Captain. While at Norman, Gibson served as project manager for the $2.8 million renovations of the police investigation center and was Criminal Investigations Division Commander, a position that put him in charge of roughly 50 personnel and a $3 million annual budget. He also served as Police Incident Commander for multiple natural disasters in Cleveland County (including the 2010 and 2013 tornadoes), commanded the Norman police tactical team, and oversaw five officer-involved shooting investigations.
Gibson was named 2012 Norman Police Supervisor of the Year and was the Warr Acres Officer of the Year in 1996 and 1997.
In addition to his law enforcement work, Sheriff Gibson is an active leader in his church and has served on the Pioneer Library Board of Trustees, as vice chairman of the Cleveland County Health Board, as president of the Norman Youth Soccer Association, and has been active with the Oklahoma City Rescue Mission, the Red Cross, and the United Way.
Gibson served in the U.S. Air Force Reserve before obtaining degrees in corrections and criminal justice from Oklahoma City Community College and the University of Central Oklahoma.
Todd and his wife, Johanna, have three children: Kyleigh, 17; Caleb, 15; and Cade, 11. They live in Moore.