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Asheville Police Department adds new motorcycles to its fleet

Asheville Police Department adds new motorcycles to its fleet

The Asheville Police Department’s newest motorcycles are 2017 Harley Davidson Electra Glide Police models. The two new bikes join APD’s existing fleet of 2010 models of the same machine.   According to Lt. Mike Yelton, police motorcycles are used for enforcement, outdoor special events, VIP and funeral escorts and any other assignment where the ability to

Asheville Police Department update on officer-involved shooting

Asheville Police Department update on officer-involved shooting

  In an effort to continue sharing information regarding the July 2, 2016, officer-involved shooting in Deaverview Apartments, the Asheville Police Department would like to inform citizens of the current status of the investigation.   The North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation continues to investigate the incident.   The SBI has control over Mr. Williams’

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.


Thanksgiving Click It or Ticket campaign to kick off

Thanksgiving Click It or Ticket campaign to kick off

North Carolina’s Thanksgiving Click It or Ticket campaign will run from Nov. 22-30. The program, a statewide partnership between local agencies and the Governor’s Highway Safety Program, aims to increase seat belt and child safety use rates through increased enforcement of the state’s seat belt law.   On Nov. 23, the Asheville Police Department (APD)

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

Asheville Police Department launches ‘Sober Hero’ campaign

Asheville Police Department launches ‘Sober Hero’ campaign

The Asheville Police Department, in partnership with the Asheville Alcoholic Board of Control (ABC), kicked off the “Sober Hero” campaign on October 10 at the Oktoberfest event in downtown Asheville.   Rather than promoting the designated driver, this campaign promotes the sober driver – that is someone who has a system free of all drugs


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