MOUNT HOLLY POLICE DEPARTMENT SERVICES
The Department provides patrol services to the city through four (4) patrol squads. Each squad is lead by a Sergeant. The team consists of four patrol officers. Each officer is assigned to a patrol zone. This provides consistent services to that individual area. The intent is to provide that individual service so that community members know their officers and work together to solve issues. .
There are two specific areas of investigations: General Investigations and Vice Investigations. Each area is lead by a Sergeant and one Detective. We find that both teams work together in solving criminal complaints.
The Police Department has partnered with the Gaston County School system to establish a school resource officer for the Mount Holly Middle School. The cost of the position is shared. This officer is assigned to the Middle School yet also makes visits to the three elementary schools within the city on a regular basis.
This unit provides victims with copies of reports filed with the Department. This includes crash reports and crime (incident) reports. In addition, this unit ensures that all reports are filed with the appropriate State agency and Federal agency. This group also serves as the first point of contact for anyone entering our facility during normal business hours.
Telecommunications (dispatch services)
Mount Holly is fortunate to operate a primary service area point of contact (PSAP). All 911 calls originating within Mount Holly are answered by a Mount Holly police dispatcher. This communications group has direct contact with all Mount Holy police units. In addition, the unit can transfer any call to the appropriate communications center within the area.
This service is shared by all units within the Department. The Community services sergeant manages all of the programs. Each year the Department participates in children programs with Springfest. The program also offers the following activities:
Children’s reading program
National Night Out
Community Watch Programs
Community Watch programs are set up by Patrol Teams. Community Services provides support with brochures and signage.
Reserve Officer Program
The Department also offers a reserve program. This program is a volunteer program for certified officers who are not employed full time. This group is often called upon to fill in and assist us with city wide projects such as Springfest. These officers hold the same certification as full time officers.
The Administration Lieutenant is responsible for the recruitment of applicants for vacancies within the department. In addition, we offer a sponsorship program for those interested in attending Basic Law Enforcement Training.