We received a teach about the Gulfport Police Department's Criminal Investigations Section as well as information about the School Resource Program at Boca Ciega High School and the Police Explorers Program.
The Gulfport Police Department has graciously invited citizens to learn more about the department's operations, policies, procedures and more! The Citizens Police Academy is an 8-week course with class time, demonstrations and a ride along. Now, during my first week, I wrote about learning what it takes to apply to become an officer for Gulfport. During the second week we learned about three topics: GPD Records and Crime Analysis, Communications and K9 Operations. Be sure to check out my second video; it includes three demonstrations from K9 Cosmo. During week three of the class we learned about: Check out this week's video to hear more about what I learned!
Gulfport Police Detective Hanh Pham became an officer after seeing first hand how public safety officials help people during a ride-along with the Tampa Police Department years ago.
Name: Hanh Pham D.O.B.: 3/30 Hometown: Tampa, FL Ranks/Title: Detective, Member of the Bike Unit, Chief Advisor of Gulfport Explorer Post Chapter 995 How long have you been with agency? 10 years What do you like about your job? "Working on different cases everyday. Since we're a small department, we're not specialized, we investigate everything. We do everything. If I can make a difference in one person's life, that's a success." What do you dislike about your job? "We get scrutinized pretty easy by everyone. We're here to help." What inspired you to become an officer? "Being a cop was not my first choice. I spoke to a friend, she convinced me to apply to be a police officer. (So) I went on a ride-along with Tampa PD and it was exciting…