Police Reports and Records


The Asheville Police Department’s Records Unit is dedicated to providing public access to Asheville Police Department records including incident and accident reports.

 


File a police report

If you have an emergency or a crime is in progress call 9-1-1. Find more information on reporting crimes.

Online reporting allows residents to report non-emergency incidents at their convenience. Online reporting can be used for crimes that:

  • are not currently in progress;
  • occurred within the city limits of Asheville; and
  • do not have an offender known to the reporting party.

Depending on the nature of an incident, the related police incident report may require a response by a police officer or may be taken over the phone. APD Communications can direct you to the appropriate resource 24/7 on the non-emergency line at 828-252-1110.

Victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and elder abuse may also access law enforcement resources through the Buncombe County Family Justice Center. Please visit their website to see available services.

 


Get a copy of a police report

 

You may obtain a copy of a police report at no cost in one of three ways:

  • Print or download a copy of a report at home using the Police-to-Citizen (P2C) tool
  • Send your request with a self-addressed stamped envelope to:
    • Asheville Police Department Records Unit
      P.O. Box 7148
      Asheville, NC 28802

 


Frequently asked questions

 

 


Contact Information

 

Asheville Police Department Records Unit
Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday – Friday
Phone: 828-259-5870


Updated 11/29/2019

Related Services

Animal services

Learn about what kinds of pets can be kept in Asheville, as well as processes for licenses and pet vaccination requirements.

Crime prevention

How to prevent crimes and protect your family and belongings.

report crime by text using tip2apd
Report crime using TIP2APD

This new tool, TIP2APD, enables the public to share anonymous tips with police officers and lets officers respond back to create an anonymous two-way conversation. 

avl alert logo for the city of asheville
Sign up for AVL Alert

Keep updated through the City of Asheville on emergency and non-emergency subscriptions.

valuables of electronics and jewelry and money on tables
Make a home inventory

Learn how having a home inventory is essential to insurance claims or property recovery efforts in case of a disaster, fire, or a burglary.

Police Reports and Records News

Child Abuse Prevention image
Asheville Police: ‘Be A Connection’ for children during Child Abuse Prevention Month

  The Asheville Police Department along with Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina (PCANC) realize the importance of caring connections, supportive environments, and positive experiences for all children and families during Child Abuse Prevention Month in April.    April is a time to help community members learn the important role they play in fostering safe, stable, nurturing relationships and [...]

APD engagement photo
New Asheville Police Department community initiatives continue to grow

    Two recently-implemented community-centered initiatives started by the Asheville Police Department (APD) have gained traction throughout the city.   The Dec. 1, 2020, launch of “TIP2APD” made it easier than ever for residents to make officers aware of issues impacting their neighborhoods.   TIP2APD, a mobile application and texting tool, allows the public to share anonymous tips [...]

Asheville police transparency dashboard screenshot
Asheville Police Department releases public transparency dashboard

  In keeping with a commitment to provide greater transparency and accountability, the Asheville Police Department (APD) has created a “one-stop” public data dashboard. The dashboard takes statistics available through open data sites, and puts them into one easily accessible location. The data is formatted in a way that is easy to understand and provides a [...]