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ALAN GLENN CLONINGER

P.O. Box 406, Dallas, N.C.  28034

Personal History

 

Born:  January 18, 1958.  Lifelong resident of Gaston County, Dallas, NC. 

Parents:  The late Mary Jo & Polie Cloninger, Jr. 

Wife:  Cathy Mabry Cloninger. 

Daughters:  Margaret Anne Cloninger Stroupe and Shawna Barrett Tillery.

Grandchildren:  Caroline Faye Tillery and Jackson Ajalon Tillery. 

Employment

Gaston County Sheriff’s Office, Gaston County, August 2004-present

Sheriff

Primary duty is the operational function of the Gaston County Jail, Courthouse, Jail Annex, Road Division and Administration

 

Gaston County Sheriff’s Office, Gaston County, August 2004-present

Jail Administrator

Primary duty is the operational function of the Gaston County Jail 

Secondary duty supervision and operation of the Gaston County Sheriff’s Office 

 

Alan G. Cloninger, Attorney at Law, Dallas, NC, January 1994-December 2002 

Attorney

Opened and Owner of General Practice of Law 

 

Funderburk, Gheen & Cloninger, Attorneys at Law, Gastonia, NC, April 1992-Dec 1993

Attorney 

General partner in above partnership in the General Practice of Law

        

State of North Carolina, Assistant District Attorney, Gastonia, NC, September 1989-March 1991

Attorney

Prosecution of criminal cases for State of North Carolina, 27-A, Gaston County 

 

Frank Patton Cooke, Attorney at Law, Gastonia, NC, August 1988-August 1989

Attorney

Associate Attorney of General representation and General Practice of Law 

During summer months served as a law clerk 

 

Gaston County Police Department, Gastonia, NC, 1979-1981

Patrol Officer and Sergeant 

General supervision of patrol shifts, enforcement of laws, rules and regulation in State of North Carolina and the Gaston County Police

 

Dallas Police Department, Dallas, NC, 1977-1979

Auxiliary Officer, dispatcher and Patrol Officer 

 

 

Note:  Other employments prior to 1979, a list of these employments will be supplied upon request 

 

Education, Training, Licenses, Certifications, Awards and Community

Education and Training

Juris Doctor, Campbell University School of Law, Buies Creek, NC.   1988

BS, Criminal Justice, University of North Carolina at Charlotte,   1983

Associate, Applied Science of Police Science, Gaston College,  1981 

Emory at Oxford, Attended from August to December,   1976

Gaston Day School, Gastonia, NC, 6th grade-12th grade, 1976

Carr Elementary, Dallas, NC Attended 1st grade-5th grade

 

Licenses

  • License to Practice Law in the State of North Carolina as an Attorney and Counsel of Law in the State of North Carolina 

  • License to Practice Law in Federal Court in the Western District of North Carolina 

  • License to Practice before the Supreme Court of the United States

 

Certifications

  • Advanced Detention Officer Certificate from North Carolina Sheriff Education and Training Standards Commission issued September 9, 2008

  • Advanced Law Enforcement Certificate from the North Carolina State Criminal Justice of Education Standards Commission issued May 17, 1985

  • Advanced Law Enforcement Certificate from the North Carolina Sheriff’s Education Training and Standards Commission issued on May 22, 1990

  • Received various other certificates while a Deputy and Police Officer with the Gaston County Sheriff’s Office, Gaston County Police Department and Dallas Police Department (furnished upon request)

  • Formerly certified as an Emergency Medical Technician 

  • Certified Law Enforcement Officer in North Carolina 

  • Certified Detention Officer in North Carolina

  • National Sheriff’s Institute Executive Level Management Education and Training 

  • National Institute of Corrections Jail Administration Program 

  • North Carolina Sheriff’s Association Leadership Institute Program  

 

Awards

Awarded 2017 Gaston County MLK Unity Award on January 16, 2017

Received the 2016 “Sheriff of the Year” by NC Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics

Community Leadership and Organizational Memberships

  • Former Gaston County Law Enforcement Association, Attorney

  • Former Fraternal Order of Police Attorney 

  • Former Gaston County Chapter of Police Benevolent Association, Attorney 

  • Former Member of Dallas Optimist Club 

  • Former Board of Directors of Gaston County Cancer Society 

  • Former Treasurer Gaston County Museum of Art and History 

  • Former Chairman and Vice Chairman of Dallas Rescue Squad 

  • Former Board of Directors and Chairman of First Things First of Gaston County 

  • Former Board of Directors of Fresh Start 

  • Former President of Gaston County Bar Association

  • Former President of the Alternative Community Penalties 

  • Former State of North Carolina 911 Board Member 

  • Former State of North Carolina Street Safe Task Force Board Member 

  • Charter Member of Dallas Rescue Squad since 1974 served as Captain, Training Officer,   First   Lieutenant and Squad Attorney 

  • Past President of Gaston County Ambulance Association 

  • Past President of Dallas Optimist 

  • Past President of Gaston County Shrine Club 

  • Past Member of Dallas Volunteer Fire Department 

  • Past Member of Board of Directors of Cardiac Rehab 

  • Past Member of Dallas Jaycees 

  • Past Board of Directors for the Association of Retarded Citizens of Gaston County (ARC) 

  • Past Board of Directors of Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club 

  • Appointed Member of North Carolina Governor’s Crime Commission

  • Chairman of Criminal Justice Improvement Committee of North Carolina Governor’s Crime Commission

  • Co-Chairman of School Violence Committee of North Carolina Governor’s Crime Commission 

  • Member of North Carolina Sheriffs’ Association 

  • Member of Gaston County Bar Association 

  • Member of East Gastonia Rotary Club 

  • Member of Scottish Rite 

  • Member of Gaston County Shrine Club 

  • Member of Cherryville Shrine Club 

  • Member of Crowder’s Mountain Shrine Club 

  • Board of Trustee for Gaston College 

  • Board of Directors of the Alternative Community Penalties 

  • Board of Directors for Gaston County Parks & Recreation 

  • Board of Directors for Gaston County Museum of Art & History 

  • Board of Directors for Dallas Rescue Squad 

  • Board Member of Nurse Family Partnership 

  • Board Member of Dream Center of Gaston County 

  • Vice Chair of North Carolina Sheriff’s Education Training and Standards Commission Board

  • Lifetime member of National Rifle Association

Business Experience

  • Gaston County Sheriff’s Office/Sheriff 

  • Gaston County Sheriff’s Office/Former Major and Jail Administrator 

  • Board of Directors of Mary Jo’s Cloth Store Inc., serving as Vice President/Secretary 

  • Board of Directors of Dallas Wholesale, Inc. 

  • Alan G. Cloninger, Attorney at Law 

  • Former partner with Funderburk, Gheen and Cloninger, Attorneys at Law 

  • Partner in various real estate partnerships