Assistant Chief Myron Shelor joined the Gaston County Police Department in 1998 and was assigned to the Community Policing Division. Shelor came to Gaston County after serving three and a half years with the High Point Police Department.
In 2002, Shelor completed Field Training Officer and General Instructor schools and began training new officers at the agency. Shelor was assigned as a Detective in the Criminal Investigations Unit in 2006 and then shortly after promoted to Sergeant. Shelor served as a Community Policing Sergeant and Criminal Investigations Sergeant until his promotion to Captain in 2015. As a Captain, Shelor served as Division Commander in the Community Policing Division and Communications Division. While in the Communications Division, Shelor was a team member on the project to move all County public safety from an antiquated radio system to the State of NC V.I.P.E.R. radio network. This project vastly improved public safety communications in Gaston County. In 2018, Shelor was asked to fill in as Interim Emergency Management Director for Gaston County. During this time, he oversaw Emergency Management and Fire Services for the County. In 2020, Shelor was promoted to Assistant Chief and assigned command of Support Services, Investigative Units and Educational Services.
Assistant Chief Shelor is a graduate of Western Carolina University with a degree in Criminal Justice. In 2013, Shelor graduated from the 67th session of the Administrative Officers Management Program at North Carolina State University. In 2016, Shelor graduated from Methodist University with a Master of Justice Administration degree. Shelor currently teaches Basic Law Enforcement Training at Gaston College and is a Law Enforcement Firearms Instructor at his agency.
Assistant Chief Shelor Currently serves the citizens of Gaston County on the Local Emergency Planning Committee and as a board member of the Alliance for Children and Youth.