Public safety is one of the most vital responsibilities of City government and utilizes a significant portion of tax dollars to maintain. Gastonia public safety includes the Gastonia Police and Fire Departments. The Gastonia Police Department is the second largest urban Police Department in the Charlotte area with 177 police officers. The Gastonia Fire Department is the ninth largest in North Carolina with 141 fire personnel and an average response time of 6:41 minutes. In addition, Gastonia has a state of the art computer-aided 911 emergency system that enables first response capabilities for EMS, ambulance and fire rescue.
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