Police Department


420 W Franklin Boulevard
Gastonia, NC 28053-1578

704-866-3320 | Non-Emergency Dispatch: 704-866-3300



Link: Police Department Page

Name Title Email Phone Additional Phone
Zill, Stephen Chief of Police 704-866-3321  
Holder, A.O. Assistant Chief, Community Policing / Emergency Response Team Commander 704-866-3332  
Jentsch, S. V. Assistant Chief, Investigations 704-866-3306  
Mauney-Smith, Suzanne Assistant Chief, Communications / Animal Care & Enforcement 704-866-3381  
Battle, R. B. Captain, Educational Services / School Resource Officers    
Cole, J. D. Captain, Professional Standards      
Dow, Hutch Detective, Onboarding 704-866-3364  
Greer, Christi Recruitment Unit Supervisor / Training / Internship Program 704-866-3323  
Harris, M. R. Sergeant, K9 Unit / Fugitive Apprehension Suspect Tracking    
Lloyd, M. T. Citizen’s Police Academy for Youth / Citizen’s Police Academy    
Parsons, R. C. Sergeant, Highway Interdiction & Traffic Safety    
Rollins, Cindy Records Unit Supervisor 704-866-3326  
Rollins, R. R. Captain, Bomb Squad Commander 704-866-3384  
Sumner, Michel Detective, Onboarding 704-866-3383  
White, H. L. Sergeant, Support Services / Onboarding & Training    
Thompson, J.T. Officer 704-866-3320  

Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion (LEAD) 

Gastonia, NC 

Gastonia, NC 


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.