***SCAM ALERT*** 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.
******We are currently seeking Detention Officers. Go to the employment tab for further information.******
*Visit us on Facebook for upcoming community events (Boston Butt Sale for Domestic Violent Unit)
*We have added a new service called “Safe Child Exchange.” A deputy is on site from 3:30pm to 8:30pm each day in our lower back parking lot (Walnut Ave). The area is marked with yellow paint. No appointment necessary.
*The month of June 2018, -9 Law Enforcement Officers and One K9 were killed or died in the line of duty for the United States of America.
*That brings the 6-month total of Law Enforcement Officers killed for the year to 76.
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.
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,
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