GASTONIA POLICE DEPARTMENT CAREERS
BE THE CHANGE
" 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
Contact a Recruiter about experience, incentive pay, signing bonuses, take-home cars, and permanent patrol shifts.
Salary Levels for Officers:
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:
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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.
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The City of Gastonia is committed to creating and maintaining a work environment that is inclusive, equitable, and welcoming. We value diversity and promise to honor your experiences, perspective, and unique identity. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The City of Gastonia is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Meet our Team
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.
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.
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: 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)