Capt. Sarah Benson, first woman named APD Captain, retires after 23 years service.

This week, the Asheville Police Department and the City of Asheville celebrated the career of Captain Sarah Benson, who retired after 23 years service on the force. Benson was the first woman to achieve the rank of Captain on the APD.

Benson joined the Asheville police department in 1989, serving in many capacities including patrol and criminal investigations and was promoted to Captain in 2005.

“Capt. Benson has been an outstanding supervisor and leader in our organization,” said APD Chief William Anderson. “She has been a trail blazer and role model for women in the APD. She will be sorely missed.”

We wish Capt. Sarah Benson well in her retirement and thank her for her service to the City of Asheville.