Gulfport Police Department
Media Release

  Chief of Police                                   Public Information Officer
Robert A. Vincent   Sgt. Thomas Woodman
  (727)893-1049                                           (727)893-1051

It’s that time of year again!  Santa is putting his list together for this year.  If you are a Gulfport resident and could use a little help, the Gulfport Police Department is now accepting application for Christmas assistance through December 1, 2013 between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday through Friday at 2401 53rd Street S. Gulfport.  Each family’s head of household must bring photo identification, proof of Gulfport residence as well as the name(s) and age(s) of child(ren) living in the home.   Operation Santa will collect Christmas gifts for children ages 0 to 10 years of age.  There will be no home deliveries and you must pick up your gifts at the Police Department from December 17-18, 2013 by appointment only, so it’s important that we hear from you right away.  For more information on Operation Santa, please call at 893-1042 and leave a message.

To assist Operation Santa 2013

For 22 years, Gulfport Police Department employees have sponsored a program called “Operation Santa” in which toys are donated to needy children that live in the City of Gulfport.  Operation Santa has always been very successful in part due to the contributions we receive, we would again like to ask you for your help in the form of donations, i.e. monetary, new unwrapped toys, and gift cards.  Any help that you can provide would be greatly appreciated.  If you have any question call 893-1042 and leave a message and someone will return your call.