Corporal Erin Gibbons has been selected as the Martinsburg Police Department’s Deputy Chief.

    Erin Gibbons has been a Martinsburg City police officer for over 14 years. In that time, he has been recognized by administration for providing exceptional community service, taken over the grant writing and management system, gained the position as a supervisor and has acquired the working knowledge of computer and software programs necessary for collecting and maintaining data.  He has also received the Officer of the month award twice, once in October of 2016 and March of 2019.

    Gibbons has demonstrated his ability in promoting public trust by being a part of or organizing police and community functions or events and has received several awards and letters from members of the community in response to his handling of sensitive cases.


    I am excited and pleased to announce the selection of Cpl. Erin Gibbons as our new Deputy Chief of Police. He brings experience, tenure, loyalty, and commitment to community and to the MPD philosophy of Community Policing to his new role.  His determination in problem solving, taskoriented mind set and communication skills will be a true asset in his new role. I welcome him and look forward to working with him in the very near future. 

     Chief George B. Swartwood


    Prior to his Career as a Police officer he was employed at the Eastern Regional jail where he became an institutional training officer.


    “I firmly believe that my time employed at the Eastern regional jail provided me with the knowledge and skills it would take to become a very integral part to law enforcement. It also taught me the importance of good communication skills as well as maintaining good rapport while staying fair and impartial”

    Deputy Chief Erin Gibbons