The Community Policing Division is overseen by Assistant Chief G.G. Osborne and is comprised primarily of uniformed officers assigned to one of three geographical areas known as zones. Each zone is commanded by a Captain. The officers assigned to each zone are further divided into teams that cover rotating 12-hour shifts and are supervised by a Sergeant. The Community Policing Division is responsible for controlling and preventing crime through regular patrols, answering calls for service, apprehending offenders, enforcing criminal and traffic laws, conducting preliminary investigations and working with the community to solve neighborhood crime problems. This Division also has two specialized patrol units, the K-9 Unit and a seasonal Marine Enforcement Unit, and two special response teams, the Emergency Response Team and the Hazardous Device Unit that are available 24 hours a day to handle high-risk incidents.
Zone One Commander: Captain S. Myers
Captain S. Myers is the Zone Commander for Zone One. This command area includes the sections of Gaston County North of the Crowders Mountain State Park and West of Highway 321.
Zone Two Commander: Captain C. Rosselle
Captain C. Rosselle is the Commander for Zone Two. This command area includes the sections of Gaston County East of Highway 321 and North of the eastern corridor of Highway 29-74, Wilkinson Blvd.
Zone Three Commander: Captain S. Jentsch
Captain S. Jentsch is the Commander for Zone Three. This command area includes the section of Gaston County South of the Crowders Mountain State Park and South of the eastern corridor of Highway 29-74, Wilkinson Blvd.