Gastonia Police and Non-Emergency Crime Reporting

To help prevent the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), Gastonia Police will be handling some non-emergency calls by telephone until further notice, and are reminding citizens about online reporting.

“The safety of our citizens is very important to us, and we appreciate their support and assistance during this time to provide the best service possible,” said Chief Robert Helton.

Citizens still call Gastonia Police the same way using 911 for emergencies and 704-866-3300 for non-emergencies; however, for the following offenses tele-service reporting will be implemented to comply with social distancing precautions:

  • Stolen tags
  • Larcenies without any scene to be processed
  • Frauds without any evidence to be picked up
  • Environmental crimes
  • Traffic not in progress, for example a car blocking a driveway would be in progress
  • Loud noise
  • Simple assaults with a known offender
  • Threats delayed
  • Trespassing delayed

Citizens can also report the following crimes online at:

  • Harassing phone calls
  • Vandalism
  • Lost property
  • Vehicle burglary
  • Theft
  • Vehicle tampering