Statement of Colonel Mark F. Delaney on Nomination of State Police Detective Lieutenant John Gibbons as United States Marshal for District of Massachusetts
"I have had the professional honor of working with John Gibbons for nearly three decades in the State Police mission of protecting the citizens of Massachusetts. I first met John when I was running the State Police unit at the attorney general's office and selected him to command the unit's western section. His efforts in investigating homicides and other violent crimes have given voice to countless victims who otherwise would have had none. He is the epitome of a law enforcement leader, a great detective, and a gentleman of the first order. Moreover, he possesses an unparalleled work ethic and attention to detail. John will bring those same skills, dedication and tireless ethic to this critically important new assignment."
-Colonel Mark F. Delaney
Biographical Details for Detective Lieutenant John Gibbons
Detective Lieutenant John Gibbons joined the Massachusetts State Police in September 1979. He has spent approximately 26 years of his nearly three-decade career in the Division of Investigative Services.
Since December 2004, Detective Lieutenant Gibbons has commanded the State Police Detective Unit attached to the Northwestern District Attorney's Office, which covers Hampshire and Franklin Counties. State troopers under Detective Lieutenant Gibbons' command investigate homicides, other violent crimes and narcotics distribution. Prior to assuming that command, he served since August 1999 as western section commander for the State Police Unit assigned to the Attorney General's Office.
From 1994-1999, Detective Lieutenant Gibbons was the State Police supervisor for the Western Massachusetts Gang Task Force, a team that also included federal law enforcement agents. Before that, he served as a detective in the Northwestern and Hampden County State Police Detective Units.
A native of Newark, N.J., Detective Lieutenant Gibbons came to Massachusetts to attend American International College in Springfield, where he played on the football team. He earned a bachelor's degree in political science and a master's degree in criminal justice from AIC.
Detective Lieutenant Gibbons has taught in schools throughout Massachusetts and currently serves as an Adjunct Instructor at Greenfield Community College. He is married and has a son.