County Manager's Office
December 2, 2003
BOARD MEETING DATE:
December 16, 2003
Honorable Board of Supervisors
John Maltbie, County Manager
Employee of the Month for December 2003
Honor Linda Gibbons as Employee of the Month for December 2003 and authorize the President of the Board to sign the commendation.
The Employee of the Month program was established in December 1984 to recognize and honor County employees who consistently demonstrate an outstanding level of performance.
Linda has been an employee with the Sheriff's Office since 1984 when she started as a Deputy Sheriff I. She has been promoted through the ranks to her current position as Detective Sergeant in charge of the Major Crimes Unit of the Investigations Division. During her career, she has held numerous positions of increasing responsibility in the Sheriff's Office. These have included the positions of Training Officer, Search and Rescue Coordinator, and Homicide Investigator. She has also volunteered many hours of her time as a coordinator of Explorer Post 810 and as a member of the Sheriff's Ceremonial Unit.
Linda was first assigned as a detective in 1995. During this assignment she has investigated cases involving homicides, sexual assaults, kidnappings, robberies, assaults and domestic violence. She is one of the few women in Sheriff's Office history that has been a homicide investigator.
She is the first woman to become the sergeant in charge of the Major Crimes Unit in the history of the Sheriff's Office. In this capacity she is responsible for supervising 6 detectives while also carrying a caseload of major crimes. She is often called in all hours of the day and night to respond to major crime scenes such as homicides, shootings, major assaults and kidnappings.
Linda is not only a fine investigator, but she cares about the victims of crimes and shows great compassion and caring for the victim's families. She is well respected by the District Attorney's Office, the judiciary and allied agencies. She is often called upon to assist outside agencies in major crime investigations. She instructs and speaks on domestic violence prevention issues and has organized the County's Domestic Violence Outreach Campaign. She is currently on the Domestic Violence Committee and the County Death Review Committee. Just recently, Linda appeared on Peninsula T.V. to discuss domestic violence issues. She is also involved in coordinating the annual Heart Walk for the Sheriff's Office.
In 2001, Linda was nominated for San Mateo County Woman of the Year. She is a valuable employee who has served the citizens of San Mateo County with selflessness and dedication. She is deserving of special recognition for her contributions. She is an overall outstanding representative of the Sheriff's Office and to the entire law enforcement team in San Mateo County.
Our County is fortunate to have Linda Gibbons as one of its outstanding employees.
This item keeps the commitment of responsive, effective and collaborative government through goal number 21: County employees understand, support and integrate the County vision and goals into their delivery of services.