- Master of Science in Criminal Justice, University of Wisconsin-Platteville. 2006
- B.S.O.E in Human Services/Criminal Justice, Wayland Baptist University, 2004
- A.A.S. in Law Enforcement, Wayland Baptist University, 2004
- Reid Interview School Certificate, 1996
- FBI Instructor Development Certificate, FBI, 1981
Gary Apperson is an instructor for the Distance Education criminal justice undergraduate program. His duties include the facilitation of the following courses: 3130 Criminal investigation, 4630 Special Topics – Research Writing, 4130 Police-Community Relations.
Gary retired from the Anchorage Police Department in 2002 as the senior patrol supervisor after a 25-year career. During his police career, Gary was involved with all phases of police work including serving a stint on a federal task force and working as a police aircraft pilot involving special operations. Prior to his retirement, Gary taught police patrol procedures and report writing in the Anchorage Police Training Academy. Gary has taught a variety of criminal justice college courses (and the writing center) for Wayland Baptist University in Anchorage, and online for Metropolitan State University, and the University of Wisconsin-Platteville.
Apperson and his wife live in Anchorage, Alaska, where they take advantage of many outdoor activities, including hiking, snow shoeing, camping, and flying airplanes.