City of Asheville announces Mike Lamb to serve as Police Chief

professional headshot of Interim Chief Lamb

Asheville City Manager Debra Campbell is pleased to announce that Mike Lamb, who has served as the Interim Police Chief since December 2023, has accepted the permanent position of Police Chief.

Chief Lamb has served the Asheville community for more than 26 years, rising through the ranks beginning as a patrol officer and most recently promoted to Deputy Chief in June 2023.

“In the course of his career, Chief Lamb has consistently demonstrated exemplary leadership internally and a sincere commitment to working with the community,” stated City Manager Debra Campbell.   “He is a public servant in the truest sense.  I greatly appreciate him agreeing to serve in the interim role and I feel confident the department will provide the highest level of professional police service under his continued leadership.” 

“I’m humbled to serve my lifelong community as the newly named Chief of the Asheville Police Department. I continue to be grateful for the dedication of our department’s men and women. Throughout my 26 years of service, I’ve cherished the opportunity to cultivate strong bonds within our community. Together, we continue the momentum to serve our community effectively and our commitment to fostering safety and prosperity in Asheville,” said Chief Lamb.