Gastonia Police Department names Conard interim Chief

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The City of Gastonia has named Trent Conard interim Chief of Police. The former Chief, Travis Brittain has retired.Brittain will remain on the job until December 31st to help with the transition.

“Assistant Chief Conard is an essential member of the Police Department’s leadership. We are confident that he will maintain the continuity of operations for the safety of our residents and those visiting our City,” City Manager Michael Peoples said in a statement released by the city. “We also recognize how important it is to the community that the next police chief be adequately prepared to positively lead the department well into the future.”