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Town of Mt. Gilead Police Department...


The Mount Gilead Police Department is a professional law enforcement agency that incorporates professionalism, community policing, and effective collaboration with surrounding state and local agencies. All policing strategies and decisions within the Police Department will be made with this mission in mind: “Protecting our Citizens with Courtesy, Pride and Professionalism.”

Mission Statement

The Mount Gilead Police Department, in partnership with the community we serve, is dedicated to providing community policing, with the highest level of professionalism and transparency. The Mount Gilead Police Department will provide fair, courteous, and compassionate service to enhance the quality of life in Mount Gilead.

Chief’s Welcome

Thank you for visiting the Mount Gilead Police Department web page. Our hope is that you will find the information contained in our website both useful and informative. The Mount Gilead Department is comprised of seven sworn officers as well as a sworn reserve staff of eight. Our Officers are dedicated to creating a safer environment and providing quality service to the 1,180 plus citizens of Mount Gilead, the many visitors to our town, and the approximately 3.3 square miles of town we serve.

We continually assess what we do in order that we may always provide for our community's needs and expectations. Our challenge is to always live up to the Town of Mount Gilead Vision statement: “Protecting our Citizens with Courtesy, Pride and Professionalism” Again, we appreciate your interest in the Mount Gilead Police Department. We invite and encourage you to email, phone or fax us with any comments that will assist us in providing you with better service.

Thanks again,

Patrick L. Preslar
Chief of Police

Mt. Gilead Police Department
123 North Main Street
Mt. Gilead, NC 27306

Office: 910-439-6711
Fax: 910-439-1855


Mt. Gilead Volunteer Fire Department...

Keith Byrd
Fire Chief

Mt. Gilead Volunteer Department
106 E Allenton St,
Mt. Gilead, NC 27306
Phone: 910-439-6322


Emergencies call 911
Non-emergency dispatch: 910-571-7107

Volunteer Opportunity:

The volunteer fire department is always seeking qualified volunteers to become a valuable member of the Fire team. Please contact Chief Byrd for information on how you can become a volunteer firefighter.