About Us

Gastonia Police Department is the second largest urban police department in the metropolitan area. The Gastonia Police Department employs 178 police officers, and 24 civilian employees.
Gastonia has a population of about 75,000 residents. An additional 10,000-15,000 people are also here at any given time to work or shop. In addition about 50,000 cars a day travel through the city on I-85.
If you have questions call 704.866.6702 or click the links below for additional information.
Our Mission: Protect, Serve, and Enhance the Quality of Life for All
Location & Contact Information:
Chief of Police: Robert Helton
Location: 200 East Long Avenue, Gastonia, NC 28052
Office Hours: 8:00am - 5:00pm (Monday thru Friday)
(P.O. Box 1748 Gastonia, NC 28053-1748)
704.866.3300 (non-emergencies)
704.866.6892 (fax)
Emergencies: 911

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