Welcome to GastoniaPD.org


Chief Brittain 2020 2 croppedOn behalf of the men and women of the Gastonia Police Department, welcome to our website and thank you for taking the time to learn about our organization. I’m honored to have the privilege of serving our community and I invite you to familiarize yourself with the various dimensions of our department. My hope is that these pages provide useful and interesting information about the agency and the services we provide.

The dedicated professionals of the GPD serve a population of approximately 77,000 residents. Our staff includes 178 sworn officers, 24 civilian staff members, and a cadre of dedicated volunteers who share their own time to help improve our agency and make Gastonia great. Over the weeks and months ahead, we will be coming together to focus on three main strategies; people, crime, and transparency. These strategies will encompass everything we do and will focus our energy on strengthening our city and the relationships we value with our community.

As we expand and improve our presence on social media, you will begin to see more opportunities to learn about our officers, our opportunities, and our outreach. If you are not already following us on social media, please consider doing so through Twitter @GPDNC, Instagram @gastoniapolicedepartment, and/or Facebook @ GastoniaPoliceDepartment. 

Thank you again for visiting our website. We welcome your comments and suggestions and invite you to become involved in our growth and success.

Travis Brittain,

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Chief of Police


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Gastonia, N.C., just minutes west of Charlotte, is one of the area’s best places to live and work with an ideal combination of location, size and livability. Gastonia is the largest of Gaston County’s 13 municipalities and one of the largest cities in the Charlotte metropolitan area. Selected as an All-America City three times, Gastonia’s desirable quality of life is the result of its beautiful natural surroundings, friendly neighborhoods, responsive government and vibrant business environment.



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