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Gastonia North Carolina Police Station Information
As of August 2022, there are 290 registered sex offenders living in Gastonia. The ratio of sex offenders to residents is 261 to 1.
Gastonia is rated an F for crime and safety because of its higher than average crime rate. The overall crime rate of the city is higher than the national average by 113%. In fact, 97% of the cities in the US are considered safer than Gastonia. The chances of becoming a victim of a crime is 1 in 21. However, the city’s total year over year crimes has decreased by 12%.
The Gastonia Police Department is the chief law enforcement agency in the city, the second largest urban police department in the metropolitan area. It is responsible for preventing crime, investigating criminal activities, and enforcing laws. It is staffed by 178 police officers and 24 civilian employees. The Chief of Police is Travis Brittain. The department is organized into two sections – Support Operations and Field Services. Support Operations oversees the Criminal Investigations Division, Special Investigations Division, and Special Situations which include SWAT, Hostage Negotiators, and the Bomb Squad. Field Services oversees the Patrol Division, Street Crimes Unit, and the Traffic Bureau.
Gastonia Police Department Address:
200 East Long Avenue, Gastonia, NC 28052
Gastonia Police Department Phone Number:
Gastonia Police Department Additional Information:
Address 1: 200 E Long Ave
State: North Carolina
Zip Code: 28052-2523
County: Gaston County
Phone #: 704-866-6890
Fax #: 704-866-6892
Type: Police Departments
Population Served: 56000
Number of Officers: 169