Imagine you’re interviewing for a job and hear an iconic yet familiar voice on the interview panel. Well, this happened to nine police recruits in Gulf Shores, Alabama. Hollywood actor Morgan Freeman helped the Gulf Shores Police Department interview the police recruits. We’ve got the scoop for you.
A reputable panel of interviewers
Over the last three months, over a hundred people submitted applications to become Gulf Shores Police Officers. On Friday, October 15, half of the applicants were invited to a secondary test for the position that included an orientation, physical agility testing and written examinations. The tests resulted in a mere nine applicants making it to the interview.
According to the Gulf Shores Police Department, the interview section of the department’s selection process is conducted by its command-level officers, at least one police officer with command rank from another agency and members of the community.
Among the interviewers were Deputy Chief of Police Daniel Netemeyer, Chief of Police Edward Delmore and various Gulf Shores’ residents including Morgan Freeman.
“He had a hat on, and he was kind of sitting back. When he introduced himself it was almost like an old ‘Candid Camera’ scene.”—Daniel Netemeyer, Deputy Chief of Police, Gulf Shores Police Department
When he’s not working, Morgan Freeman enjoys Gulf Shores
Morgan Freeman is a Mississippi native but frequents this small beach town of 12,000. He spends lots of time at his Gulf Shores property and regularly engages with the community.
We’re big fans of this Hollywood star. With a busy schedule and an impressive portfolio of projects, we love seeing him take time to help out in Alabama.
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