Frequently Asked Questions

The Stanley Police Department is dispatched through the Gaston County Communications Center, that number is 704-866-3300.

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The Stanley Police Department has a “Text Tip” app, just text the information you would like to give police or tips on crimes to 201-742-8477.

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The North Carolina Department of Justice has a website: www.sexoffender.ncdoj.gov and there is also an app for your mobile device that can be used to search for offenders.

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Complaints or compliments can be made to any supervisor or to the Chief of Police by phone or in person. The administrative office number is 704-263-4778.

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The Stanley Police Department has a secured drop box in the lobby of the police department were prescription medication can be discarded and properly disposed of. No liquids, needles or creams.

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The speed limit inside any municipality is 35 unless otherwise posted.

There are several areas in the down town business district where the speed limit is 20 mph. However in school zones during specific times the speed limit is 25 mph.

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Helmets are required for anyone under 16 years of age when operating upon any street, public roadway, public path, sidewalk or other public right-of-way. Stanley Ordinance 70.23

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Yes. Children under the age of 16 shall not be in a public place without adult supervision from 11:00 pm till 6:00 am Sunday through Thursday and 12:00 till 6:00 am Friday and Saturday

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No. It is unlawful to discharge any firearm, including but not limited to a rifle, pistol or muzzle loading weapon. Stanley Ordinance 133

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