Sheriff Todd Gibson was appointed sheriff by the Cleveland County Commissioners on October 12th, 2017.
Gibson retired from the Norman Police Department as a Captain; while there he implemented curriculum and training, and served as project manager for the $2.8 million renovation for the Norman PD’s Investigative Center. In addition to his administrative acumen, Gibson also has “boots on the ground” experience serving as incident commander for multiple natural disasters in Cleveland County including the 2010 and 2014 Tornados. Gibson was formerly the Commander of the Norman SWAT Team, and holds degrees in both Criminal Justice and Corrections.
Upon accepting the position, Gibson said, “As a career law enforcement officer, I have and will continue to provide support, resources, and encouragement to all levels of the criminal justice system and to all our community’s leaders. I serve without fear of speaking up for what is right, and not just what I think someone wants to hear. I pledge to serve with a spirit of cooperation and candidness to solve our issues and continue to move this county to a new level of excellence.”
Gibson went on to explain his view of leadership, “I have worked as a servant my entire career. I understand that with each leadership role I am taking on more responsibility to serve the citizens of Cleveland County. I take great pride in putting others first, listening openly to all sides of an issue and praying for the wisdom to make the right decision with empathy.”