Submit a complaint about the police

If you feel you have been treated improperly by a police department employee, or have concerns over the handling of an incident, you may submit a complaint to the department by doing any of the following:

When making a complaint, please include as much information as possible, including the name of the police department employee(s) involved and any witnesses.

You may remain anonymous. Anonymous complaints are accepted and thoroughly investigated.

When a complaint is received, the Office Professional Standards sends a letter to confirm the complaint has been received and assigned for investigation.

The Asheville Police Department understands and takes seriously all allegations of misconduct. The trust of our community is built upon the confidence that officers will be held responsible for their actions. It is the policy of the Asheville Police Department to investigate all reports of employee misconduct, including anonymous complaints.


Contact

Asheville Police Department
Office of Professional Standards
Mailing Address: PO Box 7148 Asheville, NC 28802
Office Address: 100 Court Plaza, Asheville, NC 28801

Office Hours: 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday – Friday
Phone: 828-259-5907
Fax: 828-350-0199
Email: professionalstandards@ashevillenc.gov