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    CHIEF WILLIAM J. ANDERSON

    Chief William J. Anderson was appointed Chief of Police for the City of Asheville on March 1, 2012. Chief Anderson is a native of Daytona Beach, Florida, where he retired from the Daytona Police Department as a Police Commander after 20 years of service.  Chief Anderson’s most recent assignment was as Chief of Police for Greenville, NC where he served for five and a half years.  He has also served as Chief of Police for the City of Elizabeth City, North Carolina for two and a half years and DeLand, Florida for three and a half years.  Chief Anderson has over 34 years as a law enforcement officer with 13 years as a Chief of Police.

    Chief Anderson holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from Bethune-Cookman University in Daytona Beach, Florida and an Associate of Science Degree in Law Enforcement from the Daytona State College. He is also a graduate of the FBI National Academy, 192nd Session, in Quantico, Virginia.

    By embracing and promoting new as well as established programs, initiatives, and policies, Chief Anderson is committed to the philosophy of Community-Oriented Policing.

    Chief Anderson is married to his wife Sandra and has one son, Chad.

    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
    Chief’s Office: (828) 259-5855
    Chief's email:  wanderson@ashevillenc.gov 
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