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GASTONIA POLICE DEPARTMENT CAREERS

BE THE CHANGE

YOUR Career,

YOUR Choice,

YOUR Future!

" We have the CHALLENGE you have been looking for! Come join the men and women of the Gastonia Police Department and be proud to be the BEST! " 

- Chief Travis Brittian.

 

Bonuses up to $4,500

$3000 for an experienced officer

$1500 for relocating into the Gastonia city limits

Have a Recruiter Contact Me

 Contact a Recruiter about experience, incentive pay, signing bonuses, take-home cars, and permanent patrol shifts.

APPLY NOW!

 

Salary Levels for Officers:

Cadet:                     $47,857-$59,427
Police Officer I:       $50,250-$62,399
Police Officer II:     $52,763-$65,519
 Police Officer III:    $56,782-$71,595 

 

GPD offers a variety of job opportunities for police officers:

Patrol, Criminal Specialized Investigations, Vice/Narcotics, CSI, Digital Forensics, Community Policing, Street Crimes, K-9, Traffic and Training Bureaus. 
 Regional Response Teams:
SWAT, Sniper, Mobile Field Force, Shift Tactical, Shift Sniper, Crisis Negotiators, Bomb Squad (EOD), Honor Guard, Mobile Command, and Drone Team.
 
 Are you interested in our application process?  Here is your timeline to success! 

 

 Application Timeline Presentation

 

Want To know more about our Pre-Employment Physical Fitness Test?  Review the below video. 

Requirements to be a Police Officer in the State of NC

Are you a Lateral Transfer?

Are you an out-of-state lateral applicant?

Gastonia Police Department also has many civilian positions for those who want to serve their community, but not from a police car.  Civilian staff includes Police Records Specialist, Quartermaster, Homeless Coordinator, Administrative Assistants, Property Manager, Police Attorney, Technology Services, and Problem Analysis and Research Center staff.  

 

Are you interested in learning about the City of Gastonia Benefits?

City of Gastonia Benefits

 

Meet our Team

Recruiters
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Detective Jackie Quinley
704-836-0079 (Office Phone)
980-522-0172 (Cell Phone)
Det. Quinley is a 17 year veteran at GPD, an Appalachian State University Graduate with her Master's Degree in Public Administration.  She has served in Patrol and Community Policing.  Detective Quinley is the full-time Recruiter and Training Officer for new Cadets.  She is a member of our Regional Crisis Negotiator Team and an NCJA instructor Specializing in Mental Health and Child Passenger Safety.  

 

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Officer Anthony Johnson
704-842-5126 (Office Phone)
704-689- 2313 (Cell Phone)
Johnson_Anthony@cityofgastonia.com

Officer Johnson is a nine-year veteran at GPD. He holds an Associate's Degree and is currently working on his Bachelor's at Gardner Webb.  Officer Johnson has served on Patrol, Street Crimes Unit, Police Training Officer, and  he is currently in the Community Policing Unit. 

 
 
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Officer Lazero Creagh
Officer Lazaro Creagh is an 18 year veteran of law enforcement; he had worked as a police officer in Florida and North Carolina.  He is currently assigned to patrol and is an active member of our Gang Unit, Crisis Intervention Team, Latin officer community group, and a car seat technician.  
Internal Affairs
 
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Sergeant Eric Wiggins
704-866-6935 (Office Phone)

Sgt. Wiggins is a 23 year veteran at GPD, a graduate of Belmont Abbey College with his Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology. He has served on patrol, SWAT Sniper, Traffic Enforcement, STO, and Detective Bureau. As Sergeant, he has served as Patrol Sergeant and is currently Sergeant for the Office of Professional Standards.

 
 
 
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Detective Maurice Taylor
704-854-6653 (Office Phone) 
980-522-0164 (Cell Phone)

Detective Taylor is a veteran officer at the Gastonia Police Department with over 14 years of law-enforcement experience. His policing experience started at South Carolina Probation and Parole; he became a North Charleston South Carolina Police Detective.  Detective Taylor is a graduate of Claflin University and Capella University with Master's Degrees in Criminal Justice and Education. Additionally, he is a proud military veteran with approximately 11 years of service in the Navy. His current assignment is the Office of Professional Standards, where he can utilize his years of education, law enforcement, and life experiences to assist in recruitment, background investigations, internal investigations, and other activities involving the community.

 
 
 
Location & Contact Information:
Location: 200 East Long Avenue, Gastonia, NC 28052
Office Hours: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm (Monday thru Friday)
(P.O. Box 1748 Gastonia, NC 28053-1748)
704.866.6702 (Front Desk)
704.866.3300 (Non-emergencies)
704.842.5186 (fax)
Emergencies: 911
 
 

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