Belmont Police Department

  • Agency: Belmont Police Department
  • Address: 201 Chronicle St, Belmont, 28012 NC
  • Chief: David James (Chief of Police)
Phone: 704-825-3792
Fax: 704-825-3764

Belmont Police Department is located at 201 Chronicle St, Belmont, 28012 NC. The Chief of Police of the department is David James. The Belmont Police Department phone number is 704-825-3792.

Belmont Police Department News

Today is a sad day for law enforcemnt as we lay retired Sergeant Jeff Clark to rest. Jeff Clark was a retired Sergeant with Gastonia Police Department and a current part time Detective with Belmont.

*Armed Robbery Suspects* If you have any information about these two suspects, please contact The Belmont Police Department at (704) 825-3792 or (704) 866-3300. These suspects robbed the Belmont Verizon Wireless Store at gunpoint on Tuesday February 27th at around 2:30pm. Share this post with friends and family to help catch these armed criminals.

Traffic Advisory / Announcement This afternoon the funeral procession for Rev. Billy Graham will briefly travel through Belmont on I-85 NB. Belmont Mount Holly Road and Park St. / Beatty Drive will be shut down completely as the procession nears The City of Belmont. Absolutely no vehicles will be permitted onto I-85 until the procession passes. The Belmont Police Department will have an increased presence along with multiple other agencies to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all involved. We understand that some may wish to support the family by viewing the procession as it passes. If you wish to view the procession The Belmont Police Department asks that you do not park on any roadway. Please park in a parking lot out of the road and walk to a safe location to view the procession. Do not walk across any major roadway such as Beatty Drive or Belmont Mount Holly Road. Rev. Billy Graham has influenced many people around the world throughout his lifetime. As a result of his work, this funeral procession has the potential to be a large scale event at multiple locations. We would like to remind everyone that we all have a part in the safety and wellbeing of one another. If you see something, say something. (Photographed is Rev. Billy Graham and Father John Oetgen from Belmont Abbey College - 1967)

A large portion of our mission to serve the Belont community is crime prevention. As many of you know, The Belmont Police Department responds to a large number of larceny calls throughout the city for many retailers. It has come to our attention that while charging larceny suspects for deactivating an antishoplifing device, many seem to be unaware of the severity of the crime. Many suspects have been charged with a Class H Felony for defeating an antishoplifting device. Included are a few photos for example. If an item is removed from packaging that includes an antishoplifting device, you will be charged with a Class H Felony. Class H Felonies have a maximum sentence of 25 months in prison. We understand that people fall on hard times and we are willing to help in any way possible, but please don't steal. If you need assistance, let us know and we will attempt to get you some type of assistance available through many of the crisis programs in Gaston County. Please share this post. It may save someone you know from taking a trip to jail.

We are pleased to welcome Officer Rusty Stamey to the Belmont Police Department. He was officially sworn in during the City Council meeting on Monday night.

In deepest sympathy for your family, friends and fellow officers - your supreme sacrifice will not be forgotten. We salute you as a hero Deputy Doty

UPDATE: We would like to thank the community for helping us identify the Walgreen's robbery suspect. On 01/18/2018 the Walgreens in Belmont was robbed. A white male subject entered into Walgreens at approximately 11:40pm. The suspect went back to the pharmacy and handed a note to the Pharmacist. The note had listed several different types of prescription drugs, and at the bottom of the note it said: “I HAVE A GUN”. The suspect also verbally communicated to the Pharmacist he had a gun. The suspect description is: A white male, short brown hair, goatee, height approx. 5’5 to 5’9, weight approx. 160 to 180lbs and tattoo(s) on his neck. If anyone has any information on the suspect, please contact Detective Spataro at Belmont Police (704)829-4082.

Multiple wrecks coming in. Drivers be advised that roadways are beginning to freeze in some spots and will continue to worsen as temperatures drop throughout the day.

Do you recognize this individual? We're asking for the communities assistance in identifying this male subject who attempted to commit larceny from WalMart. The incident occurred in the morning of Monday, January 1st at approximately 3:00AM. If you have any information please contact the Belmont Police Department at (704)825-3792.

Please keep Officer Mark Reid and his family in your thoughts and prayers for a safe return as he deploys for Kuwait today. Thank you for your service sir

Ice on the roadways! Drivers be cautious this morning. Many roadways have ice, especially in shaded areas. Please be careful if you have to drive.

Traffic Alert! Tomorrow 01-06-18 South Point High School will be hosting the Bandmasters Association All-District Band Auditions. Please be cautious of heavy vehicle and pedestrian traffic throughout the day, but especially the morning hours. This event presents great opportunities for middle and high school students who excel in band. Good luck to all who audition!

We need your help! Can you identify this individual? On 01/04/18 at approximately 4:45pm this suspect stole over $300 in merchandise from Harris Teeter on South Point Road. Suspect was last seen in a silver '99-'02 Mercury Cougar traveling on R.L. Stowe Road without a license plate. If you have any information please contact Belmont Police Department at 704-825-3792.

Join us in congratulations to Ofc. Kelske! Ofc. Kelske has been awarded an Advanced Law Enforcement Certification by NC Criminal Justice Education & Training Standards Commission. We strive as a department to be the best as our officers continue to grow and learn. Requirements for this award include years of experience and training outside of the mandatory yearly In-Service. Officers who recieve this award have gone above and beyond their standard call for service and strive to achieve excellence. Congratulations Ofc. Kelske in obtaining this prestigious career achievement.

Jan 6th, the Mount Holly FD / PD will face off against the Belmont FD / PD in a battle on the court to raise money for the Community Relief Organization. Admission is only $5.

As Christmas is only 3 days away and we near the end of the "giving season", keep in mind that people are still in need. We have yet to endure the bitter cold, so consider donating to a local church, shelter, aid group, etc. as we bring in the New Year. Keep unwanted winter clothes, blankets, etc in your car. If you see someone in need, consider offering these supplies to them if you can do so safely. Cpl. Green and Ofc. Johnston bought multiple items to help a local man stay warm this winter.

Thank you Brian Scott Anderson for allowing us to use your pictures from the Christmas Parade, they're great!

There are seats open at Sammy's tonight! May I suggest getting the BBQ plate? It's one of the specials tonight. Dine in or Carry out tonight and order one of the three specials, Sammy's will donate $5 per special ordered to Belmont Police shop with a cop program!

Almost time for the parade. Cars are clean and barricades are going up. Be safe!

Can't come to the Belmont Christmas Parade? Watch it LIVE by following the link below! Share with your friends so everyone can enjoy this spectacular event.

Today is the day! 🍽 🎄 Join us at Sammy's Pub after the Christmas Parade as Chief Hawkins is this weeks celebrity chef. Sammy's Pub will be donating $5 for every special sold including carry out orders. All proceeds will go to the Belmont Police Departments shop with a cop program! Can't make it to Sammy's tonight? We will also be accepting donations at the Belmont Police Department.

What better way to kick off the Holiday Season than to join us for the 2017 City of Belmont Christmas Parade in Downtown! The Belmont Christmas Parade begins tomorrow December 5th at 3:30pm on Main Street. Motorists should expect delays from approximately 2:30pm-5:30pm.

Chief Hawkins will be the featured Celebrity Chef at Sammy’s Pub in December. Please come out and help Chief Hawkins raise money for SHOP WITH A COP!! Sammy's will donate $5 for every special sold to help underprivileged children go Christmas shopping with a Belmont Police Officer. Carry out orders count too! See you at Sammy’s after the Christmas parade!