BNPD’S Gib­son hon­ored for 20 years of ser­vice

The Saline Courier - - FRONT PAGE - By Dana Guthrie [email protected]­ton­courier.com

The city of Ben­ton hon­ored Michelle Gib­son dur­ing the Au­gust reg­u­larly sched­uled city coun­cil meet­ing with a 20-year ser­vice award.

A Ben­ton na­tive, Gib­son grad­u­ated from Har­mony Grove High School be­fore at­tend­ing Oua­chita Tech­ni­cal Col­lege.

Af­ter col­lege, Gib­son be­gan her career with the Ben­ton Po­lice Depart­ment with a po­si­tion in the records di­vi­sion in 1999. She trans­ferred to the of­fice of the chief of po­lice in 2005. She cur­rently serves as sec­re­tary for Chief Scotty Hodges.

Gib­son also works as an ad­vo­cate for Saline County Safe Haven, a do­mes­tic vi­o­lence or­ga­ni­za­tion that pro­motes and pro­vides ser­vices for vic­tims of do­mes­tic vi­o­lence in the com­mu­nity. Gib­son be­gan her work as an ad­vo­cate in 2012.

She is also a Su­per Star Con­sul­tant for Scentsy as well.

Gib­son’s hob­bies in­clude read­ing, trav­el­ing, flea mar­kets and spend­ing time with her friends and fam­ily.

DANA GUTHRIE/THE Saline Courier

Ben­ton Mayor Tom Farmer, left, presents Michelle Gib­son with an award for her 20 years of ser­vice to the Ben­ton Po­lice Depart­ment. Also pic­tured is Po­lice Chief Scotty Hodges.

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