While a member of the San Jose Police Department, he completed a wide range of assignments in each of the department’s four Bureaus. He served as the Commander of various units within the Department including the Special Operations Division’s Narcotics Enforcement Team, the Gang Investigations Unit, Community Services Division, and the Bureau of Technical Services where he was charged with the implementation of emerging technologies throughout the Department. He worked extensively in developing community and business collaborations, and served as the Co-Chair of the Mayor’s Gang Prevention Task Force. Chief Tibbet was awarded the San Jose Police Department’s Medal of Valor, a Hazardous Duty Award, and two City Council Commendations. He was also a recipient of the National Exchange Club’s Blue and Gold Wounded in Service Award.
Chief Tibbet is a past Chairman of the Solano County Law Enforcement Administrators Association, a Board Member for the California Police Chiefs Association and Fight Crime – Invest in Kids organizations, and an Advisory Board Member for the Fairfield-Suisun Unified School District’s Public Safety Academy.
He holds a Master’s of Science in Counseling Psychology from California State University, Hayward with an emphasis of study including Organizational Development, Cross-Cultural Consultation, and Substance Abuse prevention and treatment. He has a Bachelor of Art’s Degree in Management from St. Mary’s College of Moraga, California. Chief Tibbet is also a graduate of the FBI National Academy.