Gastonia Police Crisis Negotiation Team




Our Regional Crisis Negotiator Team consists of 14 officers from Gastonia Police Department, Gaston County Sheriffs Office, Belmont Police, and Mobile Crisis Clinicians from Phoenix Counseling.  They respond to many crisis calls, from suicidal subjects and mental health crises to barricaded subjects.  

Team members are trained in Crisis Intervention, Hostage Negotiating, active listening, and communication skills.  In addition, they have experience in de-escalating volatile situations.
Their training extends beyond Gaston County; they spend time training with the NC Justice Academy, FBI, and other local negotiation teams.



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.


✆  704-866-6701

⟟    181 S. South Street
Gastonia, NC 28052