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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Gastonia, N.C., just minutes west of Charlotte, is one of the area’s best places to live and work with an ideal combination of location, size and livability. Gastonia is the largest of Gaston County’s 13 municipalities and one of the largest cities in the Charlotte metropolitan area. Selected as an All-America City three times, Gastonia’s desirable quality of life is the result of its beautiful natural surroundings, friendly neighborhoods, responsive government and vibrant business environment.

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