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Mission Statement

The Gaffney Police Department will vigorously perform our mission of public service with the highest ethical standards, pride, integrity, courage, honor, and dignity.

Vision Statement

"We will strive to maintain the trust and confidence of our citizens while working to improve their safety and quality of life".

Community Values

  • Maintain service as our primary goal, while vigorously pursuing those who commit crimes.
  • Ensure that community responsiveness and the prevention of crime shall always be the hallmark of this organization.
  • Provide courteous police service with respect for the rights and dignity of all the people we serve.
  • Involve the community in policing activities that directly affect the quality of community life.
  • Encourage public input regarding Law Enforcement needs within their community.
  • Remain committed to a shared and open relationship of involvement with all segments of our community.


Current Resources

  • 45 personnel
  • 41 sworn Law Enforcement Officers
  • 23 Uniformed Patrol Officers
  • 7 Detectives
  • 3 Criminal Investigations
  • 3 Narcotics
  • 1 Crime Scene Investigator
  • 1 Training Officer
  • 5 School Resource Officers
  • 1 Housing Authority Officer
  • 4 Administrative Officers
  • Chief, Lieutenant, Court Officer, and Code Enforcement Officer
  • 3 Clerical Staff

Personnel Selection Process

  • New Hire Testing and Screening:
  • Application Screening
  • Background Investigations (Criminal, Work, References)
  • Written Testing
  • Physical Testing
  • 3 Stages of Interviews
  • Medical Evaluations
  • Psychological Examinations

Procedure to Establish Fireworks Prohibited Zone

Completed forms can be turned in at the City of Gaffney Police Department.