Chief of Police

Police Chief Gary GacekChief gary j. gacek

Chief Gary Gacek has served as Concord's Chief of Police since July 2015. Chief Gacek came to Concord from Milwaukee, Wisconsin where he served in the Milwaukee Police Department for 25 years.

Chief Gacek began his career in 1990, holding the ranks of Police Aide, Police Officer, Police Sergeant, Lieutenant of Police and Captain of Police – the rank at which he retired. Chief Gacek worked in a variety of operational, administrative, and special assignments.   

Chief Gacek has lead a continual reduction in Part 1 crime and lowered Concord’s crime rate to a level not seen in over twenty years. Chief Gacek has implemented an evidence-based community policing strategy, updated the department’s technology and information systems, expanded the department’s analytical and intelligence capabilities, invested in best practice training for line staff and management, and developed several community engagement and social media initiatives.       

Chief Gacek holds an associate’s degree in Police Science from the Milwaukee Area Technical College; a bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Cardinal Stritch University; a master’s degree in Public Administration from Marquette University; a graduate certificate in Criminal Justice Education from the University of Virginia; and a graduate certificate in Law Enforcement Leadership and Management from Marquette University. Chief Gacek is a graduate of the 231st Session of the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia; and, a 2020 graduate of the University of North Carolina’s School of Government Municipal Administration Program.

Chief Gacek is married and has two adult sons. When not working, Chief Gacek enjoys long distance road cycling, mountain biking, and golf.  


 

If you are interested in a career with our department, please contact Sergeant Steven Zollars at 704-920-5006 or by e-mail at zollarsp@concordnc.gov. You may also access the required City of Concord Employment Application and F-3 form at concordcareers.silkroad.com.

You may contact any coworker by calling the departments main line 704-920-5000.

I also encourage you to contact a member of the Executive Staff if you have a problem with one of our coworkers or have a question. Deputy Chief Jimmy Hughes, Patrol Bureau Commander, may be contacted at 704-920-5060 or by email at hughesj@concordnc.gov or Major Robert Ledwell, Operations Bureau Commander may be contacted at 704-920-5025 or by email at ledwellr@concordnc.gov.  Major Keith Eury, Administration Bureau, my be contacted at 704-920-5015 or by email at euryk@concordnc.gov

My Executive Assistant is Crystal Green and may be contacted at 704-920-5007 or greencl@concordnc.gov.

Concord Police Patch

Address

P.O. Box 308
41 Cabarrus Ave W 
Concord, NC 28026

Gary Gacek
Chief of Police
(704) 920-5007
 

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911 Emergency

Police Communications (Non-Emergency)
(704) 786-9155


Information Desk/Customer Service
(704) 920-5000
or (704) 920-5018


Police Records
(704) 920-5052


Narcotics Enforcement
(704) 920-5801


Traffic Enforcement
(704) 920-5058


Criminal Investigations
(704) 920-5055


Code Enforcement
(704) 920-5150


Community Outreach and Education
(704) 920-5063


Hire an Off Duty Officer

(Extra Duty Solutions) 
704-960-1321
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