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									ASHEVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT
             2006
        ANNUAL REPORT
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                       From the Front Cover

The map on the front cover depicts the new alignment of the City into
                      three policing districts;
                Central/South, West and North/East




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           TABLE OF CONTENTS


Letter from the Chief                     4

Year in Review                            5

Budget in Review                          7

Notables                                  8

Organizational Chart                      10

About our Department

       Patrol Division                    11

       Administrative Services Division   13

       Staff Support Division             14

       Criminal Investigations Division   16

Photo Album                               18

How to Contact Us                         21




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                                      FROM THE CHIEF

                       As I present to you this Asheville Police Department 2006 Annual Report, let me
                       begin by stating how proud I am of the hard work, dedication and professionalism of
                       the men and women who work here, and how honored I am to serve as the chief of
                       this department in such a wonderful city as Asheville.

                       On a daily basis, our team puts the safety and well being of the Asheville community
                       above their own, and they continually work to fulfill the department’s Guiding
                       Principles: Integrity, Fairness, Respect and Professionalism.

                      One shining example of this dedication is our Drug Suppression Unit, which made
                      321 arrests in 2006 got $1.4 million worth of drugs off our streets. In its continuing
                      efforts to reclaim Asheville’s neighborhoods from drug dealers, the DSU also seized
64 firearms and nine vehicles that are pending forfeiture.

Community outreach is a cornerstone of the department’s regular objectives. In 2006, 48 residents graduated
from our twice-yearly Citizens Police Academy, which I believe is one of our most successful community
relations programs. These individuals spent 33 hours in classes that gave them an up-close look at the inner
workings of the department, as well as a greater appreciation of the men and women who work here.

With the goal of allowing more flexibility and resources to combat community issues, the department has
reorganized its patrol districts from five to three. In 2006, the city became comprised of patrol districts
North/East, South/Central, and West. Command of each district is assigned to a lieutenant with the
assistance of four sergeants. The manning level of each district is determined by the number of calls for
service in each area, as well as geographic considerations.

In 2006, the department applied for and received a state grant to create a Traffic Unit that coordinates traffic
collision reduction operations within Asheville, as well as works with other agencies to conduct large-scale
operations, such as Click-it-or-Ticket and Booze-it-and-Lose it checking stations. The Traffic Unit’s goal is
to be proactive in addressing speeding, driving while impaired and general compliance with motor vehicle
laws.

I can only touch on a few of our accomplishments in this letter, but the attached annual report will give you
a look at the full-breadth of the department and of the work each member undertakes daily to ensure a good
quality of life for all the residents of Asheville.

With warmest regards,

William A. Hogan
Chief of Police




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                                   YEAR IN REVIEW

♦   In January, 2006 the Department implemented the new three district system and adoped a new patrol
    work schedule.

♦   On January 27, 2006, Sgt. Jamee Crawford was promoted to Lieutenant; Officers Eric Lauffer, William
    Wilke and Stason Tyrrell were promoted to Sergeant.

♦   Lt. Randy Cogburn retired effective January 31, 2006

♦   14 Cadets graduated from the Police Academy on March 17, 2006
♦   Sgt. David Hazlett retired effective April , 2006

♦   The Department’s Drug Suppression Unit represented the City at the Excellence in Public Service
    Awards as Outstanding Team; Marsha Shortell was selected as Outstanding Technician; Captain Sarah
    Benson was selected as Suzanne B. Turner Unsung Heroine and Det. Forrest Weaver as Outstanding
    Heroic Act.

♦   The Optimist Club honored Officer Mike Lamb as APD Officer of the Year.

♦   Sgt. William Wilke and Sgt. Quentin Miller were honored by the Asheville Buncombe Community
    Relations Council

♦   The Department’s Annual Recognition Banquet was held May 11, 2006 with Jeanette Sams and Officer
    Michael Garrison being honored as Employees of the Year.

♦   The second Police Academy of 2006 graduated 22 cadets on June, 29, 2006

♦   The department purchased two Segways which were used for the first time during the 2006 Bele Chere
    Festival.

♦   In September 2006 Lt. Daryl Fisher was promoted to Captain, Sgt. Chris Young to Lieutenant and
    Officers Michael Garrison, Ronnie Lance and Mike Yelton were promoted to Sergeant.

♦   A new Police Academy began in October with 24 Cadets participating.

♦   Retired Sergeant Herbert Watts died on October 20, 2006.

♦   Two successful Citizens Police Academy classes were held during 2006, with a total of 48 citizens
    attending.

♦   Sgt. Chuck Sams was given the new position of Quartermaster, putting him in charge of building mainte
    nance, uniforms, court laison and many other tasks.

♦   The Department sponsored two Red Cross Blood Drives.




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                                                        YEAR IN REVIEW

             Year 2005 Total Calls for Service,                                                Year 2006 Total Calls for Service,
            Vehicle Accident Calls for Service,                                                Vehicle Accident Calls for Service,
               and Incident Report counts                                                         and Incident Report counts


      100,000                                                                             100,000

       50,000                                                                              50,000

           0                                                                                   0
                  Total Calls    Vehicle         Incident                                            Total Calls     Vehicle      Incident
                      97,938      7,049          10,317                                                   99,205     7,497            9,366




                       Part 1 Violent Crimes                                                                 Part 1 Violent Crimes
                      Year 2005 UCR Counts                                                                  Year 2006 UCR Counts


                        1% 4%                                                                                 1%    9%

                                                            Homicide (3)                                                                      Homicide (5)
43%                                                                                 47%
                                                            Rape (16)                                                                         Rape (47)
                                                            Robbery (229)                                                                     Robbery (219)
                                           52%              Agg Assault (187)                                                   43%           Agg Assault (240)




                       Part 1 Property Crimes                                                               Part 1 Property Crimes
                       Year 2005 UCR Counts                                                                 Year 2006 UCR Counts


                12%                19%                                                              11%                   20%

                                                              Burglary (991)                                                                     Burglary (876)
                                                              Larceny (3,642)                                                                    Larceny (2,948)
                                                              MV Theft (633)                                                                     MV Theft (467)

                  69%                                                                               69%




                                           CITY OF ASHEVILLE CRIME CLOCK 2005




                                                                                                                2005 Values
                                                                                                    1 Serious Crime every 1.5 hours
                                                                                                    1 Violent Crime every 20.1 hours
                                                                                                    1 Property Crime every 1.7 hours




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                                BUDGET IN REVIEW



                                      Budget
                                Appropriation by Type
                                    FY 2005-2006

                                 18%



                        21%                                       61%



        Salary & Wages = $10,307,112                   Fringe Benefits = $3,457,211
        Operations = $2,948,661                        TOTAL = $16,712,984




 Appropriation by Function


            57%

                                                                                Administration

                                             10%                                CID
                                                                                Support
               17%                     15%
                                                                                Patrol

Administration =   $1,462,196
          CID =    $2,230,034
     Support =     $2,123,043
       Patrol =    $9,390,592




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                                  NOTABLES

                            WELCOME TO THE TEAM
                                      New Hires


                Patrol                            Criminal        Support Services
                                                Investigations
     Matt Davis         Cheri Intveld           Raine Harrison      Kara Moyers
 Louis Tomasetti        Evan Coward                                Jennifer White
  Josh Breneman          Daniel Britt                               Robin Norris
    Cory Burton          Lisa Torgow                                Debbie Rash
     Roger Aly        Tanner Rhinehart                              Jane Barbee
Andrew Davidson          Corey Smith                              Nathan Cheyney
     Scott Piper       Joshua Rollins                              Megan Young
   Travis Duyck        Elizabeth Rice                             Matthew Storie
  Vincent Ferrell         Mart Reed                                 Karen Morris
William Meadows          Casey Jones
   Justin Clinard       James Boyce
  Todd Brigman       Christina Ludescher
    Matt Miller       Joshua Burleson
  Thomas Shook        Andrew Fournier
    Leo McCabe          Joshua Piercy
 Brandon Morgan       Roderick Brown
Kevin Skonieczny          Erik Oian
 Anthony Rogers        Kathy Mulligan
  William Baker         Ervin Hunter
   John Stratton        Joseph Smith
Ronald Thompson
Christopher Koloc
  Matthew Dean                                     Retirees
 Michael Rankine
  Thomas Shook                                  Randy Cogburn
Rosa Perez-Schupp                                David Hazlett
    John Coker                                    Kevin Cash
Benjamin Shelton                               Lee Roy Lunsford
  Katelyn Labre                                 Joseph Boerner
 Thomas Weaver




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   NOTABLES

   PROMOTIONS

 Captain Daryl Fisher
   Lt. Chris Young
 Lt. Jamee Crawford
 Sereant Eric Lauffer
Sergeant William Wilke
Sergeant Stason Tyrrell
  Sgt. Mike Garrison
  Sgt. Ronnie Lance
   Sgt. Mike Yelton




          2006 Employees of the Year
                Jeanette Sams
            Sgt. Michael Garrison




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ORGANIZATIONAL CHART




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ABOUT OUR DEPARTMENT
     PATROL DIVISION




             T h e P atro l D ivisio n resp ond s to pub lic calls for serv ice, con du
             in v estig ation s, en forces law s, m aintain s con tin uou s 2 4-h our pa
             leadership in com m un ity based prob lem solvin g activ ities.

             T eam s w ith in th e D iv ision in clu d e K 9 , H o stag e N ego tiatio ns,
             C row d C on tro l, T raffic U n it, P ark L iaison , an d p art-tim e R ese
             1 90 sw o rn o fficers and 6 vo lunteer sw orn reserve officers.

             D istricts – In 2 006 , the C ity of A sh ev ille w as co m p rised of th
             S ou th /C en tral, an d W est. C om m an d of each d istrict is assign e
             serg ean ts. T he m ann in g lev el of each d istrict is determ ined b y
             as w ell as g eographic co n sid eration s. T h e th ree d istricts in qu
             system that h ad five d istricts. T he reorg anizatio n w ill allo w th
             resources to com bat local co m m u nity issu es.

             In 2 006 , a n ew w o rk sched u le w as im p lem ented fo r the p atrol
             w ith in a district, fro m an un ten ab le sev en to a m o re m an ag eab
             team s, actu ally allo w ed for m ore m an po w er o n th e street at an
             p opu lar w ith the d istricts an d h as recen tly been ad opted b y the
             M o un tain P .D .

             P a tro l S p ecia l S erv ices U n it – T his u nit w as form ed in 2 006
             sp ecial even ts th at are h and led by th e d ep artm ent. T h e u nit co
             th e E xecutiv e O fficer for the P atro l C ap tain . T h e K 9 T eam , T
             u nd er th e pu rview o f th e P atrol S p ecial S ervices U n it.

             D ru g S u p p ressio n U n it – D uring 20 06, th e D ru g Su ppressio n
             tw o S ergean ts, ten officers, and o ne v ice officer. M any of thes
             d ep artm en ts E m ergen cy R esp on se T eam .
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             In 2 006 , the D S U m ad e a to tal o f 321 d rug arrests. T h ey seize
             M em b ers also con fiscated n um ero u s dru gs ran g in g fro m m arij
             w ith a to tal app rox im ate street v alu e o f 1 .4 m illion do llars. T h
ABOUT OUR DEPARTMENT
    PATROL DIVISION




             Crowd Control Team - The crowd control team consists of 24 members fro
             various protests or demonstrations within the city and surrounding areas. Th
             four sergeants, and patrol officers. The team trains on a quarterly basis to ke
             management.

             Hostage Negotiation Team – This 13 member team is available for call out
             This unit is divided into 3-four person teams which are on call 24 hours a day
             least one HNT member assigned and available for assistance when a negotiat
             members, often potential crisis situations are dealt with utilizing HNT person
             to the unit to assist on collection of information on the scene of an incident.
             new developments in their area of expertise.

             Reserve Unit - The Reserve Unit consists of six volunteer officers who are a
             accident reconstruction, etc… These officers are certified just as our full tim
             the year to maintain their certification. These officers are assigned to various
             levels for patrol or special events.

             Park Liaison - This non-sworn employee is affiliated with the Asheville Pol
             provide a security presence in Parks and Recreation facilities throughout the
             keep the parks safe for the children and families who frequent them.




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                                ABOUT OUR DEPARTMENT
                                 ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES DIVISION

The Administrative Division of the Asheville Police Department provides top management support, direction
and coordination for all operations and activities of the department. The Division is managed by the Chief of
Police and Deputy Chief of Police. Specific activities include Professional Standards, Accreditation and Public
Information, Recruitment and Career Development, Crime Analysis Unit and Police Special Projects. The
Division is made up of 7 sworn and 7 non-sworn employees. An additional activity of this Division is the
oversight of the department’s volunteer Chaplain Program.

Recruitment and Career Development – (1) Lieutenant, (1) Master Police Officer and (2) Non-Sworn
Employees - The Recruitment and Career Development Unit is responsible for the hiring and selection process
of all departmental employees, all departmental training, payroll, maintaining personnel files, and overseeing
department crime prevention efforts.

During 2006 the police department received over 300 applications for positions within the department. During
the year the department hired 52 police officers, 8 Telecommunicators, 2 Animal Services Officers and 1
Victim Advocate. Our employees received 49328 hours of training for the year.

Our department also conducted two citizens police academy in which we graduated 48 civilians from the 33
hours class, which covers various topics and presentations about the department.

Crime Analysis – (1) Non-Sworn Employee - The Crime Analysis unit is responsible for a variety of
information requests from within the department, from the media, and from citizens. For example, people
planning to move to a new home or apartment inside the City of Asheville can obtain related crime information.
With assistance from GIS staff we are developing an web-based mapping program, Crime Mapper, for citizens
to obtain this crime information over the internet. Other activities include statistical support for grant
applications, workload analyses to determine optimal staffing levels, annexation impact assessments, and
specialized assessments for Administration or City Council, such as the efficacy of our drug suppression unit.

Professional Standards – (1) Lieutenant – The office of Professional Standards is the Administrative
Investigative Unit that reports directly to the Chief of Police. The unit monitors police conduct, investigates
citizen’s complaints and other investigations as directed by the Chief of Police. In 2006 the Professional
Standards Unit investigated 100 cases.

Accreditation/PIO/Crime Prevention/Policy Development – This unit, manned by (1) Lieutenant and (1)
non-sworn employee, is responsible for the department’s accreditation process, an on-going issue, and the
continuous update of the department’s policies and procedures. This unit is also the department liaison with the
media and handles the Crime Prevention through Environmental Design requests from the public.

Police Special Projects – This unit is responsible for the False Alarm program, management of the
department’s wrecker rotation process and grant development all of which is handled by (1) non-sworn
employee.

Chaplains – In 2006, The Asheville Police Department had 13 volunteer Chaplains who are very active with
the employees of the department. They rotate on-call responsibilities on a weekly basis and are ready and
willing to report when needed to the scene of an accident, homicides, suicides, assaults or any other time an
officer would like to have their assistance. They are a great asset to the department. The Chaplains meet once a
month for a breakfast which is open to all department employees.


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                                     ABOUT OUR DEPARTMENT
                                         SUPPORT SERVICES DIVISION

The Support Services Division provides service and support to both the public and the operating divisions of the police department.
These services include the Communications Unit, the Central Records Unit, the Evidence and Property Unit, the Animal Services
Unit, and the Quartermaster Sergeant. Each unit is comprised and described as follows:

Communications Unit: The Communications Unit is a 24 hour a day/7 day a week emergency operation. The authorized staffing
strength of the unit is 19 full time telecommunicators, 3 part-time telecommunicators, 2 telecommunicator supervisors, and 1 Commu-
nications Director. In March 2006, Communications Director Nanci farmer was promoted to City Administration and this position
remains vacant. There are two teams of telecommunicators headed by a working shift supervisor. Each Telecommunicator is assigned
to an eight week alternating 12 hour shift. Plans are being reviewed to develop a schedule more advantageous to the Communications
Unit atmosphere. Telecommunicators are trained to operate telephone, radio, Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) software and other
equipment to obtain information from callers and officers in the field. The Communications Unit responded to 208,449 emergency
and non emergency phone calls during 2006 and dispatched, monitored and/or built 95,353 calls for service. On average, the Commu-
nications Unit answers a phone call every 2.54 minutes and has a call for service every 5.5 minutes. Of the 208, 449 phone calls
received, 7574 of the calls were received via 911 and 658 of the callers utilized cellular phones. Of the 95,353 calls for service,
35,499 were officer initiated.

Telecommunicators are required to monitor and respond to multiple radio channels and phone calls to assure the priority of officer
safety and the safety of the general public. The information logged in the computer aided dispatch system assists all divisions of the
department as well as other law enforcement and emergency operations agencies. Communications is also responsible for making
inquiries and entries into the National Crime Information Center and the North Carolina Division of Criminal Information of the State
Bureau of Investigation (SBI). All Telecommunicators are certified through the North Carolina Sheriffs’ Education and Training
Standards Commission. The first contact with the police department, for most people, is through the Communications Unit and for
most it is a time of stress and duress. The Communications Unit strives to make these contacts positive and professional in order to
assist all citizens and ensure the safety of lives and property.

Central Records Unit: The Centralized Records Unit (CRU) is the repository and information warehouse for all police records for
the department. Currently, the Unit has seven full time employees (including the supervisor), one halftime Land of Sky Regional
Council employee, and one volunteer. The CRU hours of operation are Monday thru Thursday day from 8:00 am to 9:00 pm, Friday
from 7:30 am to 12:00 midnight and Saturday from 1:00 pm to 12:00 midnight. During 2006, many operations have been transformed
by new methods of operation.

Operations that were previously performed with pen and paper have been replaced with more efficient computer operations. The
programs and operations are now computer generated via the Mobile Communications Terminals (MCT’s) by police officers in the
field or through the Records Management System (RMS). These programs include completion and submission of incident reports,
long-form accident reports, short-form accident reports, tow/impound records, traffic warning tickets, vehicle stop reports for the
SBI’s data collection program for racial profiling reviews, case investigation management, property and evidence vouchers and
reports and statistical reporting as directed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The CRU is also responsible for making
entries into the National Crime Information Center and the North Carolina Division of Criminal Information of the State Bureau of
Investigation (SBI).

During 2006, the CRU has had over 4,200 requests for copies of reports from walk-in customers and an average of 3.800 mail-in
requests for reports. Telephone calls consume the largest portion of our day. The Unit over the last year has averaged 5,112 phone
calls per month.

Evidence and Property Unit: The Evidence/Property Control Section is responsible for the evidence, found property, drugs and
safekeeping articles seized and submitted by the police officers and personnel of the department. These responsibilities include but are
not limited to the processing of the incoming property, maintaining the submitted property, tracking the submitted property and the
final disposition of that property.

The section personnel includes two full time employees consisting of the Evidence/Property Unit Manager and Evidence/Property
Unit Technician as well as two volunteers utilized for data entry and records keeping. The property submitted to the unit for the
calendar year 2006 is as follows: Items of Evidence: 5397; Items of Found Property: 1116; Drug Evidence: 1834-Note: This is an
increase of 15% over the previous year; Items held for Safe Keeping: 475; Total: 8822; Total property disposed of: 5834 items.




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                                      ABOUT OUR DEPARTMENT
                                          SUPPORT SERVICES DIVISION

Animal Services Unit: The Animal Services Unit (ASU) is in its fourth year of operation with the police department. The unit is
staffed by a non-sworn supervisor and three non-sworn Animal Services officers. These employees are all Nationally Certified Animal
Control Officers and have obtained other certifications in euthanasia, OC Spray and chemical immobilization, Taser, Bite Stick and
will continue to stay abreast of Animal Services issues needing additional training. 2006 marked the first full year utilizing the revised
Animal Control Ordinance which includes tougher regulations on licensing and the spaying/neutering of pets. The goal of our Animal
Services Unit is to be proactive as well as promote and encourage compliance of the Animal Services Ordinance to ensure the safety
of our citizens, visitors and their pets. Much like police officers issuing traffic citations to encourage compliance of the traffic laws,
our Animal Services Officers issue warnings and citations to encourage compliance of the City Ordinance. The unit is also responsible
for enforcing NC General Statutes involving animal services issues as well as responsible for partnering with State and Federal
Agencies on animal services issues.

In 2006 this unit impounded 895 animals, 163 of these were adopted and 234 were returned to their owners. 3,110 licenses were sold,
497 citations were issued and 940 warnings were issued. The unit also answered a total of 4,141 calls for service which include
investigations of animal bites, dangerous dog complaints, cruelty/neglect, barking, sick/injured animal assists, animal pick up, and
stray animal problems.

Quartermaster Sergeant: This Sergeant is responsible for the tracking and permanent disposition of departmental property including
but not limited to, uniforms, fixed assets, etc. Other areas of responsibility within the section include Court Liaison and Building
Maintenance. The Court Liaison duties include cooperation between State and Federal Courts to ensure officers and employees attend
Court as required. The Building Maintenance duties includes custodial care of the police facilities and maintenance and repairs of the
police facilities.




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                                  ABOUT OUR DEPARTMENT
                                     CRIMINAL INVESTIGATIONS DIVISION

The Criminal Investigation Division (CID) is responsible for performing the investigative functions of the Asheville
Police Department. The administrative staff of CID is comprised of the Division Commander; Captain Tim Splain, Asst.
Division Commander Lt. Kevin West, one administrative secretary and one receptionist. All employees of the CID fully
support and live the department guiding principles of Integrity, Fairness, Respect, and Professionalism.

The general staff consists of:
5 sergeants assigned to various units; General Assignment, Major Crimes, Criminal Drug Unit, and School Resource.
15 Detectives (with 3 current vacancies). City Council has approval for expansion by 3 Detectives after 7-1-07.
Forensics is staffed with 1 supervisor and 5 technicians.
Victim Services is 1 full time and 1 part time employee.
School Resource is 1 Sergeant and 3 police officers.

Other responsibilities of CID:
-Criminal Intelligence
-Gang data base (GangNet)
-Computer forensics
-Coordinate graffiti investigations and documentation

GENERAL ASSIGNEMENT UNIT
The General Assignment unit is primarily responsible for the investigation of felony crimes such as burglary, domestic
violence, fraud, robbery, felony larceny, missing persons, juvenile crime, auto larceny and any other crimes assigned by
supervisors. This unit is staffed by two sergeants and 10 detectives (currently 3 vacancies).

MAJOR CRIMES UNIT
The Major Crimes unit is primarily responsible for the investigation of all homicides, serious assaults, sexual assaults,
robbery, computer forensics, complicated white collar cases and other more specialized investigations.

SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICER UNIT
School Resource Officers are tasked to work collaboratively within the Asheville City schools to emphasize early
intervention in the lives of at risk youth. They also act as a communication facilitator between the schools and the police
department. The unit consists of one Sergeant and three officers. Asheville High School, Asheville Middle School, and
Randolph Learning Center have officers assigned while the Elementary locations have one officer that rotates throughout
the schools. SRO officers work with school administrators and teachers on all manner of safety and security issues and
investigate crimes where students are victims or suspects on school property.

CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION DRUG UNIT
The Criminal Investigation Drug unit is comprised of one Sergeant and three investigators. The primary focus of this unit
is to conduct long term complicated drug investigations involving multi-level organizations. In concert with the federal
DEA, CDU is an important and constructive element in the City of Asheville’s strategy to combat illegal narcotics in our
community.

FORENSICS SERVICES UNIT
The Forensic Services Unit’s primary goal is to aid CID and Patrol units through the application of scientific principles in
locating, collecting, analyzing and preserving criminal evidence located at crime scenes. These crime scenes can be as
diverse as vandalism and larceny to sexual assaults and homicide. Forensics conducts all the departments latent fingerprint
examinations, photography, videography, and submits evidence to partner agencies such as the SBI or FBI for further
examination when warranted. Forensics conducts presumptive analysis on controlled substances with the technology of
NarTest, a cutting edge effort to streamline evidence processing in less complicated drug cases and speed up convictions
and sentencing. Forensics is staffed by one supervisor and five technicians.



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                                  ABOUT OUR DEPARTMENT
                                   CRIMINAL INVESTIGATIONS DIVISION


VICTIM SERVICES UNIT/OLDER ADULT VICTIM SERVICES
The Victim Services unit provides crisis intervention and support services to victims of crime. The staff and trained
volunteers are genuinely concerned about victims and express that empathy in every interaction they have with crime
victims to aid in the healing process. Victims Services serves as the contact point for some victims to receive
compensation from their losses from the office of the North Carolina Governor. There are referrals made to appropriate
partner agencies and support groups that may provide additional resources to meet critical victim needs. Victim Services
staff often accompany victims of violent crime to court to provide for their emotional needs as well as assisting with
explanation of proceedings in complicated and fast paced criminal proceedings.
Older Adult Victim Services is a special program for crime victims who are age sixty or older. This program also provides
for the needs of disabled victims. By offering comfort, information and contact with the case this unit seeks to assist
victims of crime with whatever means available.

VOLUNTEERS
Critical to the operation of the Division is the contribution of the many volunteers who daily support this mission.
Volunteers conduct call backs for further information, assist with filing and scanning, or any of the other myriad of duties
these faithful personnel take loads of work off of full time employees thus freeing them up to conduct other duties also
critical to the mission. After undergoing a background check similar to standard hiring practices, these dedicated
personnel maintain an excellent work ethic and are greatly appreciated by the Asheville Police Department.


CASE STATISTICS 2006
Cases Assigned to Detectives             3718
Cases cleared by Exception               1215
Cases cleared by Arrest                   689
Cases Unfounded                           809
2006 Assigned Cases Active                161
Clearance Rate                           69.3%

Office Cases assigned to Detectives      4301
2006 Office Cases Active                   64

Cases assigned to Volunteers             1982
Number of APD Volunteers                    8




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                                                 PHOTO ALBUM




Officer Connie Robinson with one of the special athletes during our
                                                                      The Cadet Class along with other officers running the torch
2006 Special Olympics Fund Raiser
                                                                      into the 2006 Buncombe County Special Olympic Spring
                                                                      Games




                                                                           Officer Allen Dunlap proud of his Citizens Police
                                                                                    Academy recognition
Mike Lamb, Shaun Ward and Jonathan Brown of the Drug
            Suppression Unit at an event




  Major Lambert along with other department personnel at the 2006
  Peace Officers Memorial Ceremony
                                                                      Lt. Gudac with his children at the Peace Officers Memorial
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                                   PHOTO ALBUM




          Cadets at the range
                                                           Sgt. Harper presenting a gift to retiring Sgt. Hazlett




                                                       2006 Holiday Luncheon is enjoyed by all
Major Lambert aka: Major Santa




                    Lt. Ferguson and Sgt. Wilke at the 2006 Community Relations
                                           Council Awards



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PHOTO ALBUM




 Command Staff learning how to
 ride the new Segways - l to r; Lt.
   Gudac, Captain Splain, Chief
Hogan, Captain Wood and Captain
              Benson




          Sgt. Harper and Officer Rikard at the 2006 West Fest
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                           HOW TO CONTACT US



Administrative Services

       To make an appointment with the Chief                   - 259-5880
       To make a complaint or compliment a police employee     - 259-5907
       Need an officer to work security at an upcoming event   - 259-5907
       Questions about job opportunities                       - 259-5934
       Questions about residential/business alarms             - 259-5969
       To register a home or business alarm                    - 232-5969
       To make a media inquiry                                 - 232-4507

Criminal Investigations

       Division Commander                                      - 259-5881
       To speak to a detective                                 - 259-5910
       School Resource Officers - High School                  - 258-6403
                                  Middle School                - 258-6406
                                  Elementary Schools           - 350-6608
       Drug Related Questions                                  - 259-5962
       Victim Services                                         - 259-5912
       Volunteer Opportunities                                 - 259-5912

Support Services

       To make a police report by phone                        - 259-5870
       To get a copy of an accident or incident report         - 259-5900
       To get information on a stored vehicle                  - 259-5870
       To retrieve lost or stolen property                     - 259-5911
       To have an officer sent to you or report a crime        - 252-1110

Animal Services                                                - 259-5872

Patrol Division

       Division Commander                                      - 259-5875
       Central/South District Resource Center                  - 232-4543
       North/East District Resource Center                     - 251-4043
       West District Resource Center                           - 251-4032




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