Police Officer I/II

Gaston, NC
Gaston County Government


  • $21.24 – $30.11 per hour (Police Officer I – Cadet)
  • $22.30 – $37.91 per hour (Police Officer II – Sworn)

Essential Functions:

  • Performs various duties assigned including uniformed patrol of unincorporated areas of the County, traffic enforcement, accident investigations, preliminary investigations of crime scenes, undercover investigation and provides drug and crime prevention programs to individuals and public groups.
  • Places individuals under arrest and testifies in court proceedings.
  • Initiates and completes records of actions taken and enters data in manual and/or computerized police record management systems.


  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s degree is required. A course of study in Criminal Justice or other field of study related to police work is desired.
  • Applications will be accepted from candidates who are anticipating graduation. Candidates may be hired prior to graduation; however, permanent employee status will not be obtained until the degree is received.
  • All candidates must be at least twenty (20) years of age, have the ability to obtain a N.C. Drivers License without restrictions, and agree to relocate to Gaston County or one of the surrounding counties (Mecklenburg, Lincoln, Cleveland, or York County, SC) at the time of employment. The candidate selected must undergo and pass a drug screening test prior to employment.