D.A Bill Gibbons Appoints New Head Crime Dog


Shelby County District Attorney Bill Gibbons has named a new chief investigator to oversee the District Attorney’s Office Criminal Investigative Division. David N. McGriff will also continue to oversee the operations of the West Tennessee Violent Crime and Drug Task Force as its director, a post he has held since 2001.

“David McGriff brings more than 35 years of law enforcement experience—including 30 years with the D.A.’s Office—as he takes on this new role supervising the daily operations of our investigative unit,” said District Attorney Gibbons.

In addition to serving as director of the Drug Task Force, McGriff spent ten years assigned to the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) West Tennessee Task Force. Prior to that assignment he served 24 years as a criminal investigator. Before joining the District Attorney’s Office, McGriff was a uniformed patrol officer for the Memphis Police Department and the Metropolitan Police Department in Washington, D.C. He also served four years as a sergeant in the United States Marine Corps.

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