Call 9-1-1 for all emergencies, including crimes in progress.


The Asheville Police Department (APD) is putting a new crime-fighting tool into the hands of community members. 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.

The tool also allows the community to find information on incidents APD is currently asking for help with, and to receive alerts about crime activity in their city.

The application is available for free download for both iPhone and Android users via the iTunes App Store or Google Play Store by searching  “AshevillePD”.

Individuals without a smartphone can share information with police by sending an anonymous text tip via their cell phone by texting keyword TIP2APD and their message/tip to 847411.

The TIP2APD tool is only for non-emergencies and is not a replacement for 9-1-1. In the event of an emergency please dial 9-1-1 immediately.


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 campaign visit  See Something, Say Something.


Asheville Police Department
100 Court Plaza
Asheville NC, 28801