Harrison County

Gulfport, D’Iberville students and police will hit the hardwood

The Blue Crew and The Solution are shown at Gulfport High School, where police officers and students played against each other in a basketball game in December. The Blue Crew will host a game Thursday night at Gulfport High, with Gulfport police and high school students challenging D’Iberville police and high school students.
The Blue Crew and The Solution are shown at Gulfport High School, where police officers and students played against each other in a basketball game in December. The Blue Crew will host a game Thursday night at Gulfport High, with Gulfport police and high school students challenging D’Iberville police and high school students.

Gulfport police and Gulfport High students will team up to challenge D’Iberville police and D’Iberville High students in a basketball game at 7 p.m. Thursday night.

The free game, to be held at Gulfport High, is sponsored by the Gulfport Police Department’s Blue Crew, a group of officers who play basketball with students to improve relations between police and teens.

Gulfport police played Gulfport High students in a packed gymnasium Dec. 5. The game was enlivened by playful trash talk between officers and students.

This game at the Bert Jenkins Gymnasium will be different, Gulfport police Sgt. Joshua Bromen said.

Each team will have five officers and five students.

The Blue Crew dubbed its student team The Solution before their Dec. 5 game. In that game it was students against police, and the students won.

Robin Fitzgerald: 228-896-2307, @robincrimenews

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