Capt. Tess Biffle joined GPD in 1995 and currently commands the Professional Standards Division. Prior to this, she commanded the Patrol Operations Division. She began her career as a patrol officer and has worked in Patrol Districts 1, 3 and 4. She has been assigned to positions of increased responsibility including detective, Watch Commander, and Commander of the Research and Planning Division. Prior to her promotion to captain, she served in the Criminal Investigations Division.
Biffle earned a Departmental Commendation bar in 2007 and a life-saving award in 2009. She holds a bachelor of science in criminal justice with a concentration in organizational communications with high honors from Guilford College. She earned her Advanced Law Enforcement Certification in May 2005 and graduated from the Southern Police Institute's 120th Administrative Officer’s Course with honors in 2008.
When not on duty, Biffle enjoys spending time with family.