NORTH CAROLINA GENERAL ASSEMBLY
HOUSE BILL 677
AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE A POLICE CADET PROGRAM FOR THE RURAL POLICE SYSTEM OF GASTON COUNTY.
The General Assembly of North Carolina do enact:
Section 1. There is hereby created a Police Cadet Corps for the Gaston County Rural Police Department.
Sec. 2. Membership in the Gaston County Rural Police Cadet Corps shall be open to residents of Gaston County above the age of 18 who desire to train to become regular police officers.
Sec. 3. The Gaston County Board of Commissioners is hereby authorized to employ police cadets and to delegate full authority for the Police Cadet Corps herein created to the Chief of the Rural Police of Gaston County upon proper resolution and may provide or authorize the Chief of the Gaston County Rural Police to provide for the organization, recruiting, training, equipping and appointment of such police cadets; such authority may prescribe such formal training as shall be deemed necessary and to authorize the performance of any such duties by the police cadets as do not require the exercise of regular police powers, it being the intention of this Act to provide a means of training officers for the rural police service of Gaston County and to this end members accepted for the Police Cadet Corps may be assigned such duties as radio operators, record keepers, office assistants and other similar duties together with such other formal training as shall be deemed necessary.
Sec. 4. The Gaston County Board of Commissioners or the Chief of the Gaston County Rural Police upon authorization of the board, shall have full authority to employ, discipline and discharge members of the Police Cadet Corps and to assign members such duties as the proper operation of the department and training procedures adopted may require.
Sec. 5. Any police cadet who shall satisfactorily complete the prescribed program for police cadets and who shall receive the recommendation of the Chief of the Gaston County Rural Police and who shall within one year after completion of the prescribed training program take the Civil Service examination for appointment as a Gaston County Rural policeman shall be credited with a five-point bonus on the Civil Service examination.
Sec. 6. All laws and clauses of law in conflict with this Act are hereby repealed.
Sec. 7. This Act shall become effective upon its ratification.
In the General Assembly read three times and ratified, this the 21st day of May, 1965.