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.

Need to 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.

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.

How to 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 tool
  • Visit the Asheville Police Department’s Records Unit located in the lobby of Police Department Headquarters (also referred to as the Municipal Building):
    • 100 Court Plaza
      Asheville, NC 28801
      Monday – Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • 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

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

Jeanette Sams, Records Unit Supervisor
Direct Phone Line: 828-259-5890
E-mail: jsams@ashevillenc.gov