Gerald Brooks

Leadership Consultant, Positive Management Leadership, Inc.

Gerald Brooks is a Leadership Consultant for Positive Management Leadership, Inc.

With over a successful 44-year career in law enforcement, he also serves as a Regional Director for Law Enforcement Relations with LensLock, Inc., a turn-key provider of technology solutions specifically designed for law enforcement.

Gerald’s career began as a Deputy Sheriff with the Greenwood County, SC Sheriff’s Office, where he was appointed to Captain with the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division, serving as Special Agent-in-Charge of the Arson Team and Bomb Squad and ultimately promoted to Chief of Police for the City of Greenwood, SC. Under his leadership, Gerald’s department was awarded the Advanced, Meritorious, Gold Standard Accreditation, with Excellence.

Awarded by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Gerald earned the Egon Bittner Award for “Excellence in Leadership” and was named a Life Member of The Citadel Alumni Association, the SC Police Chiefs Association, the International Association of Chiefs of Police and the FBI National Academy Associates. Upon his law enforcement retirement, Gerald was presented the Order of the Palmetto by the Governor of South Carolina for “extraordinary lifetime service and achievements of national or statewide significance.” 

Gerald served on the Board of Directors for the Greenwood Literacy Council, the Greenwood Shelter for Abused Women, the Bowers-Rodgers Children’s Home, the Northwest Fire & Rescue Department, the Governor’s Task Force on Domestic Violence and as President of the SC Police Chiefs Association.

He is graduate of The Citadel, the Military College of South Carolina: the Southern Police Institute at the University of Louisville, Kentucky; and the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s National Academy at Quantico, Virginia.  

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