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Asheville Police Department

Asheville Police Chief Tammy Hooper issues statement

Asheville Police Chief Tammy Hooper issues statement

Please note revised timeline below.   A statement by Asheville Police Chief Tammy Hooper regarding the video below:   The acts demonstrated in this video are unacceptable and contrary to the Department’s vision and the progress we have made in the last several years in improving community trust. Officers know that they must earn the

City officials attend meeting to have dialogue about police video

City officials attend meeting to have dialogue about police video

Please note revised timeline below. In response to the violent acts against a city resident, Mayor Esther Manheimer, Vice Mayor Gwen Wisler, and Police Chief Tammy Hooper met with the Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance (IMA) and the Baptist Ministers Union (BMU) the afternoon on March 1. The participants had an open dialogue about the video and

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


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