420 W Franklin Boulevard
Gastonia, NC 28053-1578
704-866-3320 | Non-Emergency Dispatch: 704-866-3300
Link: Police Department Page
LEAD is a voluntary pre-booking diversion program developed with the community which allows law enforcement to redirect low-level offenders engaged in drug or sex work activity to community-based programs and services, instead of jail and prosecution. By diverting eligible individuals to services, LEAD is committed to improving public safety and public order and reducing the criminal behavior of people who participate in the program.