- Master of Science in Criminal Justice, University of Wisconsin-Platteville
- Bachelor of Science in Occupational Education (Human Services/Criminal Justice), Wayland Baptist University
- Associate of Applied Science in Law Enforcement, Wayland Baptist University
- Reid Interview School Certificate
- FBI Instructor Development Certificate, FBI
Gary Apperson is an instructor for the Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice program, teaching courses such as Criminal investigation, Special Topics – Research Writing, and Police-Community Relations.
Apperson retired from the Anchorage Police Department in 2002 as the senior patrol supervisor after a 25-year career. During his police career, Apperson 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, Apperson taught police patrol procedures and report writing in the Anchorage Police Training Academy. He 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.