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Asheville Police Department

Asheville Police Professional Standards Report shows dramatic decrease in use of force

Asheville Police Professional Standards Report shows dramatic decrease in use of force

  The Asheville Police Department has released its 2017 Professional Standards annual report.  The Professional Standards report is released yearly to provide a comprehensive picture of the Asheville Police Department’s performance. The report analyzes the department’s vehicle pursuits, use of force, assaults on officers, bias-based policing and administrative investigations for calendar year 2017.   “One of the

Asheville Police Department recognizes the anniversary of 911 technology

Asheville Police Department recognizes the anniversary of 911 technology

  The Asheville Police Department today recognizes and celebrates  the 50th anniversary of the first 911 call.   On Feb. 16, 1968, Alabama Speaker of the House Rankin Fite made the first 911 call from the Haleyville City Hall.  From that small beginning, 911 technology has become more sophisticated in response to consumer expectations.  


Video: Asheville Police Department physical agility standards

Video: Asheville Police Department physical agility standards

  Ever wondered what physical agility standards Asheville Police Department recruits are required to complete? Well here’s an answer for you…it’s called the Police Officer Physical Agility Test (POPAT). And it’s part of the North Carolina state requirements to become a certified police officer. Pushups, broad jumps and the “bag roll” are only three of

2017 in review: Bonds and RADTIP get off the ground, equity initiative begins and more

2017 in review: Bonds and RADTIP get off the ground, equity initiative begins and more

With 2017 nearly in the books, it’s time to take stock of City of Asheville initiatives and developments from the past year. Here are 10 initiatives that your City government got off the ground in 2017. We’ll have 2018 initiatives to look for in another roundup Jan. 1.   Bond projects began In November 2016,

Asheville Police Department releases online crime statistics mapping tool

Asheville Police Department releases online crime statistics mapping tool

The Asheville Police Department is excited to announce a new free tool to help the public stay informed about crime in Asheville. The tool is called the Community Crime Map and is the result of a partnership with LexisNexis Risk Solutions. Using the tool residents can view a map and grid with all of the crimes


Asheville roads reopen after Monday’s storm

Asheville roads reopen after Monday’s storm

Updated information: The City of Asheville Street Division has closed Skyview Place near 1 Skyview Place due to a mudslide.  City staff are working to ensure residents can access their property. The repairs are expected to continue into next week. Street Division crews are working to clear mud off of Azalea Road today. The Cambridge Road

Asheville roads close in heavy rain, Flood Warning issued

Asheville roads close in heavy rain, Flood Warning issued

The Asheville Fire Department is experiencing an increase in call volume, due to heavy rain conditions.   The following road are closed: Amboy Road – Mud slide/tree down in road Skyview Place – Mud slide Azalea Road East is closed from Tunnel Road to the fish pond – Flooding Cambridge Road – Utility issues Springdale

While Tropical Storm Irma weakens, City of Asheville is still prepared for impacts

While Tropical Storm Irma weakens, City of Asheville is still prepared for impacts

Here is the latest storm track for what has now become Tropical Storm Irma. The City of Asheville continues to closely monitor the storm for any local impacts. The path of Tropical Storm Irma now appears to be tracking somewhat west of Asheville. It is expected to come through through North Georgia/Tennessee/Western North Carolina on


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