Keep safe with these fire and life safety helpful resources.
Safety and emergency preparedness
How to prevent crimes and protect your family and belongings.
Apply to get hands on experience from The Asheville Police Department Explorer Post (#57). This is designed for applicants age 14 to 20.
Get help from The Asheville Fire Department with child safety seat installation education and assistance.
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.
When extreme cold weather is expected, the Asheville Homeless Coalition issues a Code Purple Alert. Participating homeless shelters voluntarily add space beyond their normal capacity to keep as many people as possible out of the cold.
See the priority level for streets to receive snow removal treatment.
The goal of this page is to provide information and resources for residents and businesses to understand how to respond to issues related to homelessness.
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.
How to submit a request for a smoke alarm.
Learn how to prevent deadly gun accidents and teach your children what to do if they come across a firearm.
Information on hiring off duty police officers including rates and contact information.
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.
Dispute resolution is a term that refers to a number of processes that can be used to resolve a conflict, dispute, or claims.
Resources and information to help you prepare for an emergency.
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.
Help keep the city streets free from excess debris and prevent property damage from rainwater runoff.
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.
You may use The Asheville App to report or view the status of damaged street signs and street light outages.
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.
Sign up your household residence with Community Connect to aid first responders and emergency personnel.
Apply for the Citizens Police Academy to learn about the police department and law enforcement.
Guidelines for starting a neighborhood watch to protect your neighborhood.
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.
Steps to Prevent and Reduce Crime
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.
View the yearly water quality report, current advisories and outages, as well as register to be notified of advisories in your area.