There are complex circumstances contributing to safety related conditions downtown, and it requires a community response to address these complexities.

Safety and cleanliness are top priorities for the City of Asheville, and targeted steps continue to be taken within downtown and across the city to support safe, welcoming, livable and economically successful places.  

A 60 day initiative took place in the spring of 2023 that targeted safety and cleanliness downtown. Many aspects of the initiative continue through new and on-going enhancements to services. 

View more information about the initiative, and on-going Downtown Cleanliness and Safety efforts here.



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How to prevent crimes and protect your family and belongings.

Submit a Trespass Letter to the Police

This online form makes it easy for residents of the city of Asheville to eSign a trespass letter to be held on file at the Asheville Police Department.

Report crime using TIP2APD

This new tool, TIP2APD, enables the public to share anonymous tips with police officers and lets officers respond back to create an anonymous two-way conversation. 

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Keep updated through the City of Asheville on emergency and non-emergency subscriptions.

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The City of Asheville is committed to supporting a safe city with safe neighborhoods. Our Guiding Principles: Integrity, Fairness, Respect & Professionalism.