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Old 11-17-2011, 02:24 PM
 
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Hi all : )

My fiancee is actively applying to law enforcement agencies and we pulled up that Gastonia, NC Police Department is hiring non certified officers. If anyone has information about the police department, or the area in general, I would greatly appreciate it. Thank you! : )
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Old 11-17-2011, 02:25 PM
 
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There is a ton of information/posts here about the greater Gaston County area...you can find those with the search feature.

As far as the Police Department, I have never heard anything negative about them. The Chief is highly thought of by his Officers, I do know that.
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Old 11-17-2011, 02:32 PM
 
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Hi all : )

My fiancee is actively applying to law enforcement agencies and we pulled up that Gastonia, NC Police Department is hiring non certified officers. If anyone has information about the police department, or the area in general, I would greatly appreciate it. Thank you! : )
I live in the next town over, in Kings Mountain. Gastonia is a city of >70K, less than 30 minutes west of Charlotte. It's mentioned in a lot of threads, so you can use the search the forum function. Be aware that the area west of Charlottte was hit badly by mill closures when they went offshore. The towns are working on attracting businesses & improving, but you will see nasty & sometimes snarky comments about Gastonia.

There is good & bad everywhere.
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Old 11-17-2011, 04:12 PM
 
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What is a non-certified officer?
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Old 11-17-2011, 04:49 PM
 
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What is a non-certified officer?
Means they would train under a "certified" Officer and will need at some point to attend BLET courses and training to become a "sworn" Officer.
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Old 11-17-2011, 07:02 PM
 
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What is a non-certified officer?
A non-certified officer is one who has not gone through the police academy yet and still needs to be trained.
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Old 11-17-2011, 09:59 PM
 
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Hi all : )

My fiancee is actively applying to law enforcement agencies and we pulled up that Gastonia, NC Police Department is hiring non certified officers. If anyone has information about the police department, or the area in general, I would greatly appreciate it. Thank you! : )
One question. Do you have children? If so, are they of school age (or close)? If so, that may be something to consider when deciding whether or not to reside in Gaston county.
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Old 11-17-2011, 10:44 PM
 
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One question. Do you have children? If so, are they of school age (or close)? If so, that may be something to consider when deciding whether or not to reside in Gaston county.
There are good, bad, & indifferent schools in Gaston County. What's your point, besides a scare tactic?
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Old 11-18-2011, 05:47 AM
 
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One question. Do you have children? If so, are they of school age (or close)? If so, that may be something to consider when deciding whether or not to reside in Gaston county.
No, we do not have any children right now. Once we get married and settle down, we will be looking to start a family, so schools won't be an issue for a while : )
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Old 11-18-2011, 06:55 AM
 
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There are good, bad, & indifferent schools in Gaston County. What's your point, besides a scare tactic?
I think you are reading a bit too much in to my comment. Wouldn't you take a good hard look at the schools before moving to any area if you had children?

But since you brought it up, Now that I think about it, in my 20 years of living all over the Charlotte Metro area, I have never once heard anyone say they were moving to Gaston County "for the schools". Lincoln County, Iredell County, York County, Cabarrus County, Union County; yes.
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