In 1999, Chief Tommie Lee, and Assistant Chief Rodney (Tater) Murray, came up with the idea of taking the local kids on a trip to the Pearl Police Academy, in Pearl Ms.They took about thirty children on the trip, with Alderwoman Jane Bell.They visited the state capitol, and at the end of the day returned to Gloster. I was hired in May of 1999 at The Wilkinson County CCA Prison Facility, as a Correctional Officer. During my stay I was selected to organize the first Boot Camp in the prison.I had 64 Inmates assigned to my zone, and was able to train the young and old offenders, and teach them discipline using military training."IT WORKED". I had submitted an application to the Gloster Town Hall to fill the vacancy for a Police Officer,In June 2000, I was hired as a Patrolman.