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Welcome to the Gaston County Sheriff’s Office Website

Messaging Board

 The Administration Offices will be closed December 24, 25, 26 and January 1 , 2019 for Christmas and New Year’s Holidays. This includes the Gun Permit Office.  Wishing all of you a Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year! Be safe during the holiday season!

It’s that time of year again for the Marine Corps Reserve TOYS FOR TOTS.  The Sheriff’s Office has a donation box ready to be filled with unwrapped toys both new and unused.  The toys will be collected from now until December 15.  The donation box is located just inside the Administrative Office of the Sheriff. 

A note from our Sheriff: He wishes all of you a Happy and safe Christmas this year.  Always be aware of your surroundings during the shopping holidays.  Holiday shopping safety tips on our Facebook page.

*Visit us on Facebook for upcoming community events*

***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 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 November, 12- Law Enforcement Officials and 2- K9’s were killed or died in the line of duty for the United States of America.

*That brings the 11-month total of Law Enforcement Officials killed for the year to 135.

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.

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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