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Welcome to the Gaston County Sheriff’s Office Website

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Posted March 26, 2020-  Gaston County has issued a Stay at Home order effective Friday, March 27, 2020 starting at 5:00pm due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19).  This will remain in effect until April 16th depending on the status of COVID-19.  Questions about the order can be answered at the Community Hotline phone number 704-866-3170 starting 8:00am Friday morning March 27.

The Sheriff has temporarily suspended public fingerprinting except for Concealed Handgun Permits until further notice.  This is subject to change depending on our State of Emergency.  This is subject to change. Sorry for the inconvenience.

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 Updated: March 19, 2020— We are currently hiring Certified Law Enforcement Officers, Certified and non-Certified Detention Officers. Go to our Employment section.

We DO NOT call persons by phone and tell them to pay us money using prepaid cards so the Sheriff’s Office can dismiss any warrants due to you not showing up for jury duty or any other circumstances.  Regardless of what you are being told by phone, we do not conduct business that way.  BEWARE of any phone calls asking for money over the phone.  Our main telephone number is  704-862-6681.  When in doubt, give us a call.

*The month of February, 8- Law Enforcement Officials and 1- K9 were killed or died in the line of duty for the United States of America.

 The 2020 year total of Law Enforcement Officials killed or Died in the line of duty is 21.

Gaston county sheriff's office - Sheriff Alan Cloninger
Sheriff Alan Cloninger

Message From Your Sheriff

Welcome to the Gaston County Sheriff’s Office website. It is my honor to be Sheriff and serve the people of Gaston County since 2004. I hope that you find this website helpful and informative. We at the Gaston County Sheriff’s Office will always work hard to be professional and efficient in performing our duties for Gaston County.  We are proud to be a part of our community in participating during events, assisting non-profit organizations and the less fortunate throughout the year.  I always encourage my employees to be a part of their community and give back to make a positive impact in someone’s life.  I look forward of being Sheriff again for another 4 years striving to make Gaston County a safer place.

Inmate Search

With respect to documents, photographs, and other data available from this server, neither Gaston County nor any agency thereof, including the Office of the Sheriff of Gaston County,

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Inmate Phone System

The Gaston County Jail’s inmate phone system is hosted by ICSolutions. When an inmate calls you from our facility you will hear a voice prompt letting you know that an inmate from the Gaston County Jail is trying to call.

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How to visit the Gaston County Jail

General Population (Main Jail and Annex)
Onsite Visitation Hours
Monday – Thursday
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
6:30 pm – 10:00 pm

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