Contact Information

If you would like to speak with a member of our team please contact Sergeant Jason DuCre` at (228) 868-5900 extension 6300.

You can also email him at

If you would like to speak to our Recruitment Officer for Reserves, Special Enforcement Services Captain Paul Podlin, please contact him at (228) 868-5900 extension 6232.

You can also email him at

Perseverance, Integrity, and Honor – Protecting Gulfport since 1898

We have streamlined our process for lateral police officer applicants. If you know of someone that meets the below criteria they can be considered for the expedited lateral entry program and their entrance exam can be waived. For most lateral applicants, the PT exam can also be waived, unless they are required to attend the refresher portion of the academy in which PT is required to get a state certificate.

  • Must be employed in a full-time position as a sworn police officer with the current department for one consecutive year.
  • Must have completed a state-certified basic police academy.
  • Must have a current law enforcement officer state certification.
  • Candidate cannot be on probation, on any mandated leave resulting from any department disciplinary action, or have any pending disciplinary action.

Read an overview of the application process here.

Please read the Physical Fitness Test requirements

Police Application Overview

Read the instructions for submitting your application for employment here.

Police Application Instructions

Join the Gulfport Police Department by becoming a Dispatcher.
Click here to check for open positions.

Police & Fire Dispatcher

Join the Gulfport Police Department by becoming a Reserve Police Officer.
Click here for the application instructions.

Reserve Police Officer Application