The Police Department is a highly-trained, professional law enforcement organization, and the second-largest urban police department in the metropolitan area serving more than 77,000 citizens. The department's mission is to "Protect, Serve, and Enhance the Quality of Life for All." To accomplish the mission, the department has a strong emphasis on community policing and problem-solving efforts. Various partnerships are formed, as needed, to help prevent or address crime trends.
Police Chief: Trent Conard
Assistant Police Chief: Nancy Brogdon
Assistant Police Chief: Aaron Wurster
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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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⟟  200 East Long Avenue, Gastonia, NC 28052