Apply to get hands on experience from The Asheville Police Department Explorer Post (#57) This is designed for applicants age 14 to 20. Learn how to borrow a trap from the City to catch a domestic nuisance animal. Learn about job opportunities with the Asheville Police Department, including the hiring process and eligibility requirements to become a police officer. Learn about working closely with Community Resources Officers (CROs) to fight crime and improve the quality of life in the community. School resource officers help protect our schools and provide guidance to youth about the juvenile court system and programs available to them. Contact information for animals in and out of the city limits. Safely discard prescription medication by dropping it off at the Asheville Police Department drop-off box. Most crime incident reports and crash reports occurring after January 1, 2003 are available for search and instant download. Find out who can file for a protection order, what it covers, and where to go if you need one. Learn how to apply for a security alarm permit and how to prevent false burglar alarms. Learn how to acquire a required permit for keeping 7 or more animals (including bees, fowl, or livestock such as goats, horses, ponies, and exotic pets which require permits.) To obtain fingerprints for employment or local criminal history checks, you must visit the Buncombe County Bureau of Identification. Information and resources for people who are impacted by domestic violence. Dogs must be licensed every year on January 1.
Learn about the process and fees. Any person engaging in the business of purchasing precious metals must obtain a precious metal permit. Understand the law and how to obtain or renew your permit. Learn how to prevent deadly gun accidents and teach your children what to do if they come across a firearm. Learn what to do if you are the victim of identity theft. Learn about services available to support those who are recovering from emotional or physical injuries that occurred as a result of a crime or traumatic incident. Learn how having a home inventory is essential to insurance claims or property recovery efforts in case of a disaster, fire, or a burglary. Join this annual community-building campaign to promote involvement in crime prevention activities, police-community partnerships, and neighborhood camaraderie Tips for protecting your home, neighborhood, and car from theft and crime. Learn the warning signs that you might be encountering a scam or a con artist. How to locate and recover a towed vehicle. How to report a crime, including how to remain anonymous and be eligible in some cases for a cash reward. Learn how to report a missing dog, cat, or other animal. Noisy neighbors? Learn the steps to take before making a complaint, and how to report noise ordinance violations. 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 [...] How to report graffiti to get it removed. Learn how to report traffic concerns in your neighborhood to help decrease crashes. How to report possible unethical or illegal activities within City government. Learn about the specific instances under NC law under which you may request to view body worn camera footage. How to retrieve found property that is in possession of the police. Keep updated through the City of Asheville on emergency and non-emergency subscriptions. Apply for the Citizens Police Academy to learn about the police department and law enforcement. All dogs and cats six months of age or older must be spayed or neutered, or the owner must posses an Unaltered Pet Permit. Guidelines for starting a neighborhood watch to protect your neighborhood. How to submit a complaint about treatment by a police department employee or other concerns about the handling of an incident. Instructions on how to submit an anonymous tip to the police via text, phone, email, or using an online form. See Something, Say Something... Report tips and crime to your local law enforcement. Learn how to let the police department know if you receive service that you feel is worthy of a commendation. How to handle and prevent violence at school. The City provides multiple tools to explore crime statistics in your area, such as by neighborhood or within a certain distance from a specific address.
Information on how to report a concern involving wildlife or bears.