Gulfport Police Department
Media Release
 
 Chief of Police                Public Information Officer
Robert A. Vincent                 Thomas Woodman
  (727)893-1049                        (727)893-1051
The Gulfport Police Department will conduct its 14th annual Citizens Police Academy JUNE 19TH through AUGUST 28TH, between 6PM and 9PM. Participants are offered the opportunity to learn and witness firsthand what the Gulfport Police Officers do as they provide police services to the citizens of Gulfport. Classroom instruction and field demonstrations will show the various aspects of law enforcement to include:

 COMMUNITY POLICING
 EMERGENCY VEHICLE OPERATIONS
 FIREARMS SAFETY AND FAMILIARIZATION
 TRAFFIC STOPS
 BUILDING SEARCHES

Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and pass a background investigation. Class size is limited to 12 with preference given to Gulfport residents. For further information, or to request an application, please call Claire Bousman at 893-1049. The application deadline is MAY 30TH. Online applications are available at: www.gulfportpolice.com/citizens_academy_application.pdf