City of Asheville to host 9/11 remembrance ceremony

On September 11, at 8:30 a.m., the City of Asheville will commemorate the 16th anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center. The observance will take place in front of the Municipal Building, 100 Court Plaza. The ceremony will honor the memory of the firefighters, law enforcement officers, and other first responders and civilians who [...]

Still time to apply for Asheville Police Department’s Fall Citizens Police Academy

The Asheville Police Department invites residents to apply for the Fall semester of the Citizens Police Academy.   The Citizens Police Academy is a free course that teaches citizens about the philosophies, policies and guiding principles of law enforcement and the ethical conduct governing police services in the community. It gives citizens an opportunity to appreciate and [...]

Asheville Police share motorcycle safety awareness tips

May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month. The Asheville Police Traffic Safety Unit reminds everyone that motorcyclists have all the same rights and privileges as any motor vehicle driver on the roadway. This means they are entitled to their space on the road, no matter the size of their ride. This also means that they must follow [...]

Funeral procession today for APD/AFD chaplain

Asheville Fire and Police Chaplain Wayne Roper passed away on April 1 at Mission Hospital. Chaplain Roper served several years for Asheville Fire and Police Departments assisting with ceremonies and providing emotional support.  On Friday, April 7, there will be a procession from Groce Funeral Home, 1401 Patton Ave., which will commence at 1 p.m. [...]

Asheville street performers brochure provides guidelines

Asheville guitarist Adi grooves at the Flat Iron sculpture, one of two high-impact areas identified for the City’s street performers pilot program.     From string bands to celestial hammered dulcimer sounds, music emanates from many downtown Asheville sidewalks. So much so, Asheville’s street performer scene is part of our brand as a city. Now a new brochure [...]

Asheville Police name Detective of the Year

Det. Jonathan C. Morgan of the Asheville Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Unit has been named Investigator of the Year for “exemplary work throughout the year, exceeding all expectations of a detective by routinely displaying excellence working in the field of criminal investigations and distinguishing himself as a model investigator.”   Nominated by his peers, he is described [...]

Twelve promoted in Asheville Police ceremony

Members of the Asheville Police Department took their oaths during a Nov. 29 promotion ceremony. Pictured left to right front row are Lt. Joseph Sorrells, Sgt. Nolan Brown, Lt. Joe Silberman, Sgt. Lucas Lovelace and Sgt. Angela Tullis. Pictured left to right back row are APD Chief Tammy Hooper, Lt. Jonathan Brown, Lt. Jackie Stepp, [...]

Are you up on Asheville’s pet and livestock laws?

  Here is information about City animal laws, including livestock rules   If Fido is your best friend, be sure you know the rules and regulations of owning a pet in the City of Asheville. The City has regulations meant to allow you to enjoy the company of your pet while keeping your pet, and the public, safe and [...]

Asheville Police Department adds new motorcycles to its fleet

The Asheville Police Department’s newest motorcycles are 2017 Harley Davidson Electra Glide Police models. The two new bikes join APD’s existing fleet of 2010 models of the same machine.   According to Lt. Mike Yelton, police motorcycles are used for enforcement, outdoor special events, VIP and funeral escorts and any other assignment where the ability to maneuver in [...]

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City of Asheville holds 9/11 remembrance ceremony

The City of Asheville held a 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony at 10:30 a.m. Sept. 11 in front of the Municipal Building, 100 Court Plaza. The ceremony was in remembrance of the 2,996 people who died during the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and on hijacked United Airlines Flight 93. The ceremony opened [...]

Sign up now for Asheville Citizens Police Academy

The Asheville Police Department invites residents to apply for the fall semester of its Citizens Police Academy. This free program gives participants insight into the philosophy and policies that govern the APD’s service to the community.   The class is designed to give residents an appreciation for the problems and challenges facing law enforcement, as well as an [...]

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