Michael Gibbs, former San Diego Police Officer

Michael Gibbs, Former San Diego Police Officer, Presents in August

Our presenter in August, Sgt. Michael Gibbs, will discuss TV cops vs Police Reality. He brings a wealth of experience and information to us.

Though born in Michigan, Michael spent most of his early years growing up in Los Angeles.

He entered the U.S. Army in his late teens, training and working in a variety of specialities, including: light weapons and tactics, demolition and mine warfare, chemical, radiological and biological warfare and radar mapping, before becoming a Green Beret. In the Berets he served as an Intelligence Sergeant on an A team. He left the Army, as a Sergeant First Class, to become a police officer.

Michael was a member of the San Diego Police Department for thirty-six years. In his police career he worked in Field Operations, SWAT and Investigations before retiring in 2005.

After retiring, he became a man tracker for the San Diego Sheriff Department's Search and Rescue Team. He remained in that position for seven years. He is currently a member of the San Diego Tracking Team and leads animal behavior and tracking walks as a docent for San Diego's Mission Trails Regional Park.

Michael has an AA in Police Science and a BA in Business Administration.

He has extensive wilderness survival knowledge learned in the military and as a wilderness backpacker. He is an animal behaviorist with particular interest in scent-hunter/scent-prey relationships and alarm communications within the wild animal community.

And lastly, Michael has spent decades studying the hunter-gatherer cultures of North America, in particular the Northern Plains tribes.

We meet at the San Diego County Health Services Center at 3851 Rosecrans, San Diego, CA. Registration begins at 6:30 p.m. with a short business meeting following at 6:45 p.m. The presentation will begin at 7:00 p.m.

Guild members are also invited to take part in a Marketing Support Group which meets at 5:30 p.m. at the same location, in the Harbor Room, across the hall from our usual meeting room.  Due to its popularity, we have had to limit the Marketing Support meeting to Guild members.

Visit this page in the future to see what's planned for 2019. If you have suggestions for topics or presenters you would like to see at one of our meetings, contact any of the members of the Board of Directors to let them know.

  • September 23 – Jared Kuritz
  • October 28 – Richard Lederer
  • November 18 – Anthology Launch (Note: This is the third Monday, an adjustment made because of Thanksgiving falling in the fourth week of the month.)
  • December 16 – Holiday Party (Note: This is the third Monday, an adjustment made because of Christmas falling in the fourth week of the month.)

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