Ceremonies honor retirement of APD Chief William Hogan and swearing in of Capt. Wade Wood


A May 12 ceremony in the Asheville Civic Center banquet hall honored Asheville Police Chief William Hogan in recognition of his years of service. Hogan, who announced his retirement from the department in April, had a 36-year career in law enforcement. He served as Chief of the APD for seven years.

“It has been an honor to serve with the professional and dedicated men and women of the Asheville police department,” Hogan said. “I have the utmost confidence in the level of service they will continue to provide to the citizens of Asheville.”

That same day, in a separate ceremony, APD Captain Wade Wood was sworn in as interim police chief. Wade, who has 19 years’ experience with the APD, will serve in the role while the selection process for a new chief is underway.

“We are fortunate to have someone with such a strong and proven track record in police administration ready to take the helm,” said Asheville City Manager Gary Jackson. “Captain Wood is exceptionally well prepared to step into the interim chief role while we proceed with a national recruitment effort to permanently fill the position.”

Below are pictures from Hogan’s retirement recognition and Woods’ swearing in ceremony.