Stuart Gibbon was born in the north-east of England and travelled to London to join the Metropolitan Police as a teenager. He remained there for almost 20 years, initially as a uniformed officer and then a detective. In the year 2000 he transferred to Lincolnshire Police where he spent a further 12 years before retiring from the police service.
During his police career he served as a detective at every rank from Constable to Chief Inspector. As a senior detective he was one of a small number of specially-trained Senior Investigating Officer’s (SIO) in charge of Murder investigations and was a member of the East Midlands Special Operations Unit (EMSOU), providing regional major crime support for the five East Midlands police forces.
After retiring from the police service Stuart wanted to continue to use his experience and knowledge to help others and decided to set up GIB Consultancy. He now advises authors and provides safety advice to the community.