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Asheville Police Department

Asheville Police crisis negotiators team to defuse crisis situations

Asheville Police crisis negotiators team to defuse crisis situations

“Die Hard, “The Negotiator” and “Speed. What do all of these movies have in common? They all involve actors portraying skilled crisis negotiators assisting in the rescue of hostages. At the Asheville Police Department we don’t employ actors, but rather officers trained to effectively communicate with people who are in a crisis situation. A team

  Asheville Police accepting applications for spring Citizen’s Police Academy

 Asheville Police accepting applications for spring Citizen’s Police Academy

The Asheville Police Department invites Buncombe County residents to apply for the spring semester of the Citizen’s Police Academy. Classes will begin on March 3 and will be held  from 5:30-9 p.m. every Thursday for 14 consecutive weeks.   The Citizens Police Academy is a free course that provides citizens with insight into the philosophies, policies


Asheville Police Department update on body worn camera implementation

Asheville Police Department update on body worn camera implementation

The Asheville Police Department is continuing with plans to implement a body worn camera program. The most recent step is the posting of a Law Enforcement Technology Specialist position which will be responsible for administering the program to the highest standards.  The community will see officers with body cameras as soon as early summer of

Asheville’s pedestrian, bicycle crashes lower during City’s Watch for Me campaign

Asheville’s pedestrian, bicycle crashes lower during City’s Watch for Me campaign

The City of Asheville’s 2015 Watch for Me NC campaign, which ran from September to November, saw a citywide reduction of 27% in pedestrian- and bicycle-related crashes in comparison to the same time period average for 2010-2014.   This is the first year the City of Asheville has participated in the Watch for Me NC campaign.


As Asheville Police sergeant retires, his son wears the badge

As Asheville Police sergeant retires, his son wears the badge

Above, Sgt. Jeff Peterson and his son Officer Andrew Peterson. Police departments around the country are comprised of a tight-knit group of individuals, who commonly refer to their coworkers as their brothers and sisters in blue. The Asheville Police Department is no different. It is not uncommon for multiple generations of blood-related family members to


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