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    The City of Asheville is currently in the process of a professionally managed national recruitment process to hire a new Chief of Police to replace Chief William J. Anderson, who retired December 31, 2014.  This recruitment process will include significant oportunities for community and employee involvement; he target start date for a new chief is June 1, 2015.

    Updates on the recuritment process can be found on the City of Asheville Projects Page:

    Beginning January 19, the role of Interim Chief of Police will be filled by retired Santa Cruz, CA POlice Chief Steve Belcher, who brings with him 40 years of public service experience, including serving as interim chief for several municipal departments.

    Until Belcher's January 19, arrival Deputy Chief Wade Wood will serve as Interim Chief of the Asheville Police Department.

    Contact Information

    Asheville Police Department
    Location: 100 Court Plaza, Asheville, NC, 28801
    Mailing: P.O. Box 7148, Asheville, NC 28802
    Office Hours: 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday
    Non-emergency: (828) 252-1110
    Interim Chief’s Office: (828) 259-5885
    Interim Chief's email:
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