If you’d like to submit a tip to the police please include as much information as possible, such as the physical address and names of people involved.
For all emergency situations, including crimes in progress, call 9-1-1. Information on reporting crimes.
APD Drug Tip Line
You can submit tips regarding drug activity directly to the Asheville Police Department by:
- Calling 828-259-5692 and leaving a message
- Emailing or texting firstname.lastname@example.org
Report crime anonymously
The Asheville Police Department participates in the Asheville-Buncombe Crime Stoppers program to allow citizens to report crimes anonymously.
What is Crime Stoppers?
Asheville-Buncombe Crime Stoppers is a program separate from the emergency telephone number system that allows a member of the community to provide anonymous information about criminal activity. The program allows a person to provide crime-solving assistance to the authorities without being directly involved in the investigation process.
That person could also be eligible for a reward if the reported information results in an arrest.
Crime Stopper programs are operated in many communities worldwide. Crime Stoppers is an important way for Buncombe County to get involved with keeping the community safe and crime-free. Tips from anonymous callers are invaluable for law enforcement officials to find and apprehend suspects.
How does Crime Stoppers work?
- A concerned citizen makes an anonymous telephone call to Crime Stoppers by calling 828-255-5050.
- The coordinator or telecommunicator takes the information offered and gets the individual’s date of birth.
- Information obtained by the Crime Stoppers coordinator will be forwarded to the appropriate agency and division.
- The board will vote on the dollar amount to be awarded to the anonymous person when an arrest has been made based on the caller’s tips.
- When the caller contacts Crime Stoppers to check on the status of his/her file, the coordinator will inform him/her of the arrest and the reward money.
- The coordinator will get a physical description of the caller and will give him/her a receipt number to use to receive the cash award. A time and place to meet a board member will be set up.
- The caller and board member will meet in the designated place and the caller will have to write their receipt number on the paper in order to receive his/her cash reward.
See Something, Say Something
The Asheville Police Department encourages everyone to report any suspicious activity to local law enforcement. It’s easy to take for granted to routine moments in our every day – going to work or school, the grocery store or gas station. But your every day is different than your neighbor’s – filled with moments that make it uniquely yours. So if you see something you know shouldn’t be there – or someone’s behavior that doesn’t seem quite right – say something! Because only you know what’s supposed to be in your everyday.
To learn more about the “See Something, Say Something” campaign, please visit www.dhs.gov/see-something-say-something.
Asheville Police Department
100 Court Plaza
Asheville NC, 28801