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Asheville Police Department releases crime statistics snapshot

Asheville Police Department releases crime statistics snapshot

In fiscal year 2015-2016, the Asheville Police Department responded to 116,977 calls for service, resulting in 10,550 police reports and 4,920 arrests. Take a look at this snapshot of APD at work. Our officers participated in 10,842 hours of training, including training in body-worn cameras, rapid deployment, crisis intervention and implicit bias. Fiscal year 2015-2016

Asheville’s well planned out water system keeps supplies steady, even in drought

Asheville’s well planned out water system keeps supplies steady, even in drought

While Buncombe County is experiencing drought this summer, Asheville’s water supply remains ample. To be sure levels at the North Fork Reservoir have dropped somewhat. But it’s a deep dish that can hold a lot of liquid, and this allows Asheville to delay mandated conservation in all but the most extreme conditions. “We get asked

Asheville Police, Fire Department officers to participate in Carolina Brotherhood Ride

Asheville Police, Fire Department officers to participate in Carolina Brotherhood Ride

Firefighters and police officers from North and South Carolina will cycle approximately 460 miles in five days to pay tribute to fallen brothers and sisters from the Carolinas. Riders will head out on July 25 from Columbia, S.C., and will end their journey on July 29 Raleigh. Several Asheville Firefighters and Asheville Police Officers are


RADTIP pre-construction updates: Utility relocation, free wood and more

RADTIP pre-construction updates: Utility relocation, free wood and more

The City of Asheville is excited to announce the beginning of pre-construction activities in the River Arts District for  River Arts District Transportation Improvement Project (RADTIP), an important transportation project that improves public safety and includes the installation of sidewalks, street trees, public art, bike lanes and greenways.   City staff will communicate with the

Mayor Manheimer to participate in Leadership Asheville panel discussion

Mayor Manheimer to participate in Leadership Asheville panel discussion

Asheville Mayor Esther Manheimer will participate in a July 21 panel discussion at the next Leadership Asheville Summer Buzz Breakfast. The topic will be “Asheville’s Direction.” Jim Stokely, president of the Wilma Dykeman Legacy, will moderate the panel. Other panel participants include UNC Asheville Chancellor Mary K. Grant and The Collider CEO Bill Dean. The


Asheville’s homestay and short-term rental regulation program progressing

Asheville’s homestay and short-term rental regulation program progressing

  City of Asheville has actively ramped up its enforcement of homestays and short-term rentals   In November 2015 and May 2016, City Council adopted updates to Asheville’s homestay regulations that included clarification of the definitions, a decrease in number of bedrooms that can be rented out in a homestay from three to two, and

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’


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