Updated with video: National Night Out

The Asheville Police Department (APD), Asheville Fire Department (AFD), and the Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO) will host a local National Night Out (NNO) event 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Aug. 4 at Pack Square Park in downtown Asheville. National Night Out is a nationwide outreach program brings neighborhoods together to strengthen community spirit and promote [...]

Asheville Police Department swears in five new officers

On July 8, the Asheville Police Department swore in five new officers. These officers were the most recent graduates of the Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET) course. The 620-hour course is spread over 16 weeks. Training is comprised of 36 separate blocks of instruction to include topics such as firearms, driver training, motor vehicle law, [...]

Asheville Police to hold ‘Walk with a Cop’

The Asheville Police Department will hold its first “Walk with a Cop” event at 8 a.m. June 27. This event offers a chance for citizens to get to know the officers who patrol their communities every day. It is also an opportunity for the public to ask questions and express concerns, as well as to [...]