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Asheville Police Department to host new Junior Police Academy

    The Asheville Police Department is excited to announce the first offering of a Junior Police Academy. This new program is designed for youth ages 14-19 who have a serious interest in pursuing a career in law enforcement.   Topics will include criminal law, investigations, narcotics, patrol/arrest techniques, and physical training. All classes are designed to incorporate both [...]

Better than a movie: APD’s real live bomb squad in action

There’s 10 seconds left on the timer and you have to decide whether to cut the blue wire or the red wire…if the wrong decision is made the whole building is going to blow. If this sounds like the plot to every Bruce Willis movie, you are correct…but this is also (an exaggerated) introduction to [...]

Meet the chief during West Asheville ‘Walk with a Cop’ tonight

Take a stroll with Asheville Police Chief Tammy Hooper tonight in West Asheville. Join Police Chief Tammy Hooper and members of the Asheville Police Department at 6 p.m. Sept. 24 for the next installment in APD’s “Walk with a Cop” program. Chief Hooper and other officers will begin at the corner of Ridgelawn Road and Haywood Road [...]

City of Asheville announces new police chief

ASHEVILLE – After an extensive national search, the city of Asheville announced today that Tammy Hooper will become the city’s next police chief, effective July 20, 2015. The current Deputy Chief of Police for the City of Alexandria, Va., Hooper brings 26 years of police experience to her new role in Asheville. Hooper held a variety [...]

Update: City to Livestream police chief finalists presentations

Update: Watch live tonight At 6 p.m. tonight (May 18), police chief finalists will make presentations on a pre-determined subject. Community members will have the opportunity to offer feedback on candidates through comment cards. The event happens at the Wilma Sherrill Center on the UNC-Asheville campus. The City will Livestream the presentation here. Video of the event [...]