Volunteer Positions with Gastonia Police Department

Citizens on Patrol 2 in carPersons interested in working with the Gastonia Police Department on a volunteer basis will be required to conduct an interview with the Internal Affairs Bureau / Office of Professional Standards. At the time of the initial interview, the following documents shall be submitted and placed in a personnel file with the OPS:

  1. Initial Application for part-time volunteer position.
  2. Copies of all initial documents. (Birth Certificate, Social Security Card, Driver’s License, Diploma/Certifications, military DD214 if applicable)

Applicants will also be required to:

  1. Sign a consent form for criminal and driver’s history check.
  2. Sign a release of personal information form.
  3. Sign a release of credit history form.
  4. Submit to a fingerprint record check.
  5. Have their photograph taken.
  6. Sign a urinalysis consent form.

The Chief of Police, or his designee, may require a polygraph examination depending on the nature of the volunteer work.

After a background has been completed, OPS findings will be forwarded to the Chief of Police Office for further consideration.

The Gastonia Police Department requires a drug screening be conducted before any volunteer service begins.


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