Jacques Gilbert served with the Apex Police Department for 29 years, retiring at the rank of captain. In addition to graduating in the 220th FBI National Academy, he has written three books, is a certified personal trainer, and is the CEO of TheVine919. In 2015, Jacques was recognized by President Obama as a Champion for Change due to his work with the Rodgers Family Skate Plaza in downtown Apex, and he was also recognized by the city with the Community Service Award. And in 2016, Jacques was awarded Citizen of the Year by the Apex Chamber of Commerce. On November 5, 2019, Jacques was elected as Mayor for Town of Apex.
Jacques is also a North Carolina Certified Police Instructor for Subject Control and Arrest Techniques, Unarmed Self-Defense, SPEAR, TASER, Physical Fitness, Rapid Deployment, Officer Survival I, and Officer Survival II.