Officer James Gipson
Officer Gipson was hired by the Palmer Police Department in August 2003.
He was an Officer with the Anchorage Airport Police and Fire after retiring from the United States Air Force in March 2000.
is a Nationally certified Emergency Medical Technician, completed the Anchorage Fire Academy
Fire Fighter I program, and was the Honor graduate of the 24 th session of the Alaska State Trooper Academy
in Sitka, Alaska.
He received a Bachelors of Science degree in Criminal Justice Administration with a minor in Business Management through Wayland Baptist University.
In addition to his duties as a Patrol Officer; Officer Gipson is a certified Drug Recognition Expert, trained as a Computer Forensics Investigator and acts as a department Field training Officer, Breath Alcohol Supervisor, and Arson Investigator.