Susan Gibson

Special Agent in Charge

Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA)

Ms. Susan A. Gibson is the Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration's New Jersey Division. Ms. Gibson's strong and diverse law enforcement background has afforded her successful working relationships with her state and local counterparts, extensive experience in international drug trafficking organizations and the illicit sale of pharmaceuticals.

Ms. Gibson began her law enforcement career as a Police Officer and Narcotics Detective with the Mount Pleasant Police Department, South Carolina. In 1997, Ms. Gibson was hired as a DEA Special Agent and was assigned to the New York City Division's High Intensity Drug Trafficking Unit where she gained invaluable experience conducting both domestic and international narcotics investigations. Early in her career, Ms. Gibson was trained as a Trauma Team Member and promoted to a Group Supervisor in the New York City Drug Enforcement Task Force, In June 2014, Ms. Gibson was promoted to Assistant Special Agent in Charge of the New York City Drug Enforcement Task Force overseeing six active enforcement groups. In addition to her duties as an Assistant Special Agent in Charge and then selected for promotion into the Senior Executive Service as the Deputy Assistant Administrator in DEA's Diversion Control Division's Regulatory Program, with the responsibility over 1.8 million DEA registrants. In this capacity, she led the programs responsible for the regulation of all controlled substances within the United States and to ensure the proper registration for those who could access them. Ms. Gibson traveled to the Republic of China as a representative of DEA to work with the Ministry of Public Safety to advocate for the control of all Fentanyl substances produced in their country, ultimately resulting in the control of 32 substances by the Republic of China, and a review of a class control for Fentanyl. Ms. Gibson has testified in front of the United States Congressional House and Energy Committee on the dangers of Synthetic drugs in the United States and the efforts the Drug Enforcement Administration has taken to combat the importation and distribution within the United States. In March 2019, Ms. Gibson became the Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration's New Jersey Division, overseeing all of DEA's operations in New Jersey. Ms. Gibson graduated from the University of South Carolina with a degree in Criminal Justice.


Current Drug Trends from a National & State Perspective

The DEA portion of the workshop will discuss drug trends from a national perspective. The attendees will receive an update on what the DEA has been seeing across the country and what the new emerging drug trends have been.


This workshop is approved for 1-hour Renewal Credit/CEU for: IC&RC/NJ-AP Certification Board | NAADAC | DOE | NASW-NJ [General Credit]

A Virtual Conference for All Professionals
Supporting Those Impacted by Addiction

30 Park Rd | Suite 2 | Tinton Falls, NJ 07724

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