Policing Services

The Asheville Police Department provides a wide range of public safety services. To learn more about the services offered from the police department, select from the menu located at the left.Police SUV

If you have a question that needs to be answered immediately or if you are unsure of which division may be able to help you, contact the Central Record Unit by calling (828) 259-5870 or Communications at (828) 252-1110.


Animal Services

Information on the department's Animal Services (Animal Control) Unit. Including information on animal permitting and licensing, spay and neutering, reporting missing animals, wildlife questions, and contact information.


Information on the department's Emergency Communications Section.

Crime Prevention

Crime prevention resources, information on crime prevention programming, and links to community events and outreach programming.


Information on the department's Criminal Investigations Section, including Forensic Services, Cold Cases, and Fraud and Identity theft investigation.


Information on the department's Patrol Division, with information on each of the patrol districts and specialized units - the Public Housing Unit, the Downtown Unit, and Park Warden services. The "Policing Districts" option at the bottom of the menu provides detailed information for each of the department's patrol areas.

Property and Evidence

Instructions on how to retrieve property stored by the department and prescription medication drop-off information.