Crime prevention

How to prevent crimes and protect your family and belongings.

Connect with a Community Resource Officer

Community Resources Officers (CROs) work closely with residents to fight crime and improve the quality of life in the community. These officers work to bridge the gap between law enforcement officers and community residents through problem-solving and crime prevention initiatives. CROs regularly attend neighborhood meetings and help to develop and maintain Neighborhood Watch programs, [...]

Contact a school resource officer

School resource officers help protect our schools and provide guidance to youth about the juvenile court system and programs available to them.

Find a police station

How to find police stations in Asheville, and how to contact your community resource officer.

Get a restraining order

Find out who can file for a protection order, what it covers, and where to go if you need one.

If you are a victim or witness of a crime

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.

Make a home inventory

In the case of a disaster, fire, or a burglary, having a home inventory is essential to insurance claims or property recovery efforts.

Participate in National Night Out

National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign to promote involvement in crime prevention activities, police-community partnerships, and neighborhood camaraderie. Join the rest of the nation in getting to know your neighbors and “give crime and drugs a going away party”! National Night Out is a national event celebrated by communities all of the country. The [...]

Sign Up for AVL Alert

AVL Alert is an emergency and non-emergency notification system. This system enables the City of Asheville to provide you with the information that you want to receive via the communication methods that you choose. By enrolling in the system you are automatically subscribed to emergency alerts. During the registration process you will have the opportunity to [...]

Sign Up for Community Connect

Community Connect is a free, secure and easy to use platform that allows you to share critical information about your household that will aid first responders and emergency response personnel when responding to your residence.

Terrorism Awareness Information

National Terrorism Advisory System All Americans share responsibility for the nation’s security, and should always be aware of the heightened risk of a terrorist attack in the United States and what they should do. The US Department of Homeland Security regularly releases Alerts through the National Terrorism Advisory System (NTAS). In 2011, the color-coded alerts were replaced [...]

View crimes near me

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.

Water Quality & Advisories

View the yearly water quality report, current advisories and outages, as well as register to be notified of advisories in your area.