The Gaston County Police Department announces the formation of a unit specifically designed to track and apprehend Gaston County’s most wanted fugitives. The Gaston County Fugitive Apprehension and Suspect Tracking (FAST) team is tasked with capturing suspects with warrants related to crimes of violence, drug trafficking, and recidivist offenders. The FAST team will work with Gaston County Police Investigative Units, as well as with our federal, state, and local law enforcement partners to ensure the safety and security of all Gaston County citizens. Assignment to the team is considered a collateral duty assignment, which will not require any additional officers. The FAST team will initially consist of nine County Police officers and will be led by Sergeant M.R. Harris. Sgt. Harris recently completed a 3-year tour as a Task Force Officer with the United States Marshals Service Carolinas Regional Fugitive Task Force where he specialized in high-level fugitive investigations.