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Asheville Police: Lock your bike to avoid theft

  Outdoor enthusiasts are enjoying the vast opportunities to be out in nature this summer. A popular recreation activity in the Asheville area, of course, is biking; but as it turns out, a popular crime of opportunity is bike theft.    As the crime prevention message goes: A person can’t fully control someone’s desire or ability to commit a [...]

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Asheville City Council adopts revised Alarm Ordinance designed to cut down on false alarms

  With the new fiscal year will come new registration and renewal fees for alarm systems in the City of Asheville. Following an overwhelming number of false alarms coming into the Asheville Police Department — 97% of which were false alarms — City Council adopted a revised Alarm Ordinance at its June 22 meeting.   According to the [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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Asheville Police Department’s Community Engagement Division takes shape

    The Asheville Police Department is making it easier than ever for residents to make officers aware of issues impacting their neighborhoods. In October, the APD created the Community Engagement Division (CED), after a department-wide restructuring. The goal of the division is to quickly and efficiently respond to neighborhood quality of life concerns.   “We are excited to [...]

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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. 

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Asheville Police Department announces rollout of new anonymous crime tip tool

  The Asheville Police Department (APD) is putting a new crime-fighting tool into the hands of community members. This new tool, TIP2APD, allows the public to share anonymous tips with police officers and lets officers respond back to create an anonymous two-way conversation. (See video tutorial below.)   The AshevillePD app is available for free download for both [...]