Sergeant Erica Gibson

Police officer and safer communities advocate

2021 NT Local Hero

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.

Erica oversaw implementation of the Family Safety Framework program, 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. She was also a key organiser in Nhulunbuy’s inaugural White Ribbon Day event, which raised approximately $50,000.

In 2016, Erica was appointed a member of the RCAG Regional Community Advisory Group for Top End Health Services. And 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.