On December 1, 2019, Chief T.J. Bates began his service with the Long View Police Department. Chief Bates has over 27 years of local government law enforcement experience, beginning his law enforcement career in 1996. Chief Bates has served in multiple roles over the course of his career including Assistant Chief of Police at Granite Falls Police Department and Chief of Police at the Biltmore Forest Police Department. Chief Bates is the 39th Chief of Police in the History of Long View Police Department.
Chief Bates received his Master of Justice Administration Degree from Methodist University in Fayetteville, NC and his Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Degree from Lees-McRae College in Banner Elk, NC. Chief Bates is also a graduate of the West Point Leadership Program.
Chief Bates is a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, the North Carolina Association of Chiefs of Police, and the North Carolina Police Executives Association.
Major Justin Reid began his Law Enforcement career in February 2010 at the Lenoir Police Department. He served in numerous positions at Lenoir Police Department including Patrol Officer, Field Training Officer, Police Canine Handler, Special Response Team Member, and Patrol Corporal. Major Reid joined the Long View Police Department in November of 2020 and was assigned to the position of Patrol Officer/Canine Handler. Major Reid was promoted to Patrol Sergeant in 2021. In 2021, Major Reid took over as the Training Coordinator for Long View Police Department. On June 20th, 2022, Reid was promoted to the position of Major/Deputy Chief after a promotional process. During his career, Major Reid has accumulated nearly 3,000 hours of training. Major Reid has been awarded an Intermediate Law Enforcement Certificate and Advanced Law Enforcement Certificate by the North Carolina Training and Standards Commission. Major Reid has completed the Leadership Institute held at the North Carolina Justice Academy. Major Reid is a Certified General Instructor, an AR15 Armorer, and an Advanced Glock Armorer.
Major Reid received his Associate of Science in Biology from Caldwell Community College.
Major Reid is a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police and the North Carolina Association of Chiefs of Police.
Captain Dennis Hardin is a graduate of Western Piedmont Community College where he completed Basic Law Enforcement Training in 2009. Captain Hardin started his career in law enforcement at the Long View Police Department in August 2010. He has served as a Patrol Officer, Animal Control Officer, Patrol Sergeant, and Patrol Lieutenant. In March of 2021, Lieutenant Hardin was assigned to the Criminal Investigation Division. In April of 2023, Captain Hardin was promoted to Captain.
Lieutenant Davey Anderson
Lieutenant Davey Anderson is a graduate of Western Piedmont Community College where he completed Basic Law Enforcement Training in 2009. Lieutenant Anderson started his career in law enforcement at the Burke County Sheriff’s Office in 2010. He served in numerous roles including being assigned to the Criminal Investigations Division/Narcotics Division for over 6 years. In 2021, Lieutenant Anderson served as Chief of Police at the Catawba Police Department. Late in 2021, Lieutenant Anderson joined the Long View Police Department. Since then, Lieutenant Anderson has served as a patrol officer, field training officer, and criminal investigator. During his career, Lieutenant Anderson has completed over 4,000 hours of law enforcement training and has been awarded an Intermediate Law Enforcement Certificate and Advanced Law Enforcement Certificate by the North Carolina Training and Standards Commission.
In 2023, Lieutenant Anderson received his Criminal Investigations Certificate from the North Carolina Justice Academy.
Lieutenant Anderson received his Associate in Applied Science in Criminal Justice Technology from Western Piedmont Community College in 2020. Lieutenant Anderson received his Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences in Criminal Justice from Lees-McRae College in 2022.
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Address: 2404 1st Ave SW | Hickory, NC 28602
Animal Control: (828) 327-2343