Candidate for Cannon
4230 Burt Burgen Rd.
Woodbury, TN 37190
Biography of Jim Gibbs
born in California in 1943, Jim Gibbs was raised in rural Idaho
where in learned the value of hard work on a farm.
joined the U.S. Navy and served honorably from 1960 to 1966
volunteering for three tours of duty overseas.
began a career in law enforcement in the City of Pittsburg, CA
in 1966. He later moved to Reno, Nevada where he continued his
police career and entered college using his G.I. education
benefits. He graduated with a bachelor's degree in
criminal justice and was valedictorian of the Reno Police Academy.
He also graduated from the Institute of Applied Science in
simultaneously learned the real estate business in a real estate
company owned by his brother. He is still an active Realtor to
this day and teaches real estate classes in Tennessee.
then entered into the political area as a candidate for sheriff
in Reno Nevada but did not win. The aftermath was a retreat from
politics and a search for the perfect place to live and work.
was during these years that Jim gave service to six separate law
enforcement agencies and a state prison in four different
states. Jim also attended numerous law enforcement schools and academies.
Gibbs became a walking dictionary of law enforcement in the
Western United States, a police instructor and school teacher.
He was also a firearms instructor and a competitive handgun
self taught publisher, Jim has published several publications
including Cannon County Magazine in 1997-1998 which has been
renamed Cannon County News Journal and is now published monthly
and distributed throughout Cannon County.
Jim also owns and operates the Career
Institute which offers real estate, computer technology, and law
enforcement courses by correspondence and Internet study. Jim
has law enforcement students world wide that recognize him as an
excellent instructor of investigation techniques and forensic
is married to former Catherine Bryson of California and is the
father of two young men from Middle Tennessee and a daughter.
Jim enjoys four wonderful grandchildren.