Sergeant Erica Gibson

Remote Policing in Northern Territory Police, Fire and Emergency Services

2021 Northern Territory Award Winner

Sergeant Erica Gibson is an engaging and enthusiastic leader who is creating safer communities for Northern Territory women. A police officer for more than 30 years, she passionately drives and supports community programs that help to combat family violence.

In the 34 years since, she has served in towns and communities right across the NT in almost every role in the force, with a special focus on family violence.

Now a Sergeant in Katherine, she has served in Darwin, Alice Springs, Groote Eylandt, Nhulunbuy, Wadeye, Tennant Creek, Borroloola and many remote communities.

Erica oversaw implementation of the Family Safety Framework program in Nhulunbuy, NT, which provides a network of safe homes in remote communities for people in domestic violence situations.

She actively supports the Stars Foundation of East Arnhem region, which helps women and girls choose healthy, active lifestyles and positive relationships.

In 2017, she received a Telstra NT Business Women’s Award.

A keen mentor of other women in the police force, Erica’s integrity and leadership inspire others to make positive change.