The City of Gastonia, population 77,000+, is seeking an individual to fill the position of Chief of Police. Gastonia is the second largest city west of Charlotte and is a growing municipality with a diverse base of residential and business communities. Gastonia is located in the southern piedmont of North Carolina, approximately 15 minutes west of Charlotte. Traversed by I-85 and US 321, Gastonia is uniquely situated within convenient drives of picturesque mountain landscapes and family-friendly beach destinations.
The Chief of Police must have a bachelor’s degree. Candidates should have at least 10 years of progressively responsible law enforcement experience with at least 5 years in a command/leadership position including extensive experience in police administration and management. A master’s degree is preferred. This position also requires certification as a Police Officer through the Criminal Justice Education and Standards Commission of North Carolina. North Carolina experience is preferred. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position.
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To be considered for this challenging career opportunity, interested applicants must visit the City of Gastonia’s career opportunities website and complete an online application where you will have the opportunity to upload your letter of interest and resume.
The closing date for this position is July 30, 2020.
The City of Gastonia is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/H