The Weaverville Police Department proudly serves the growing and changing needs of the Town of Weaverville. They work diligently to ensure the safety and well-being of every Weaverville resident and visitor. The Weaverville Police Department is located in the lower level of Town Hall. The administrative staff is available Monday through Friday between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. and can be reached by calling (828) 645-5700. Email the department at [email protected].
Please dial 911 for Emergency Police, Fire, and Emergency Medical Services.
Meet our Police Chief
Ron Davis, Police Chief
Chief Ron Davis served as Assistant Police Chief for Fletcher Police Department for almost eight years prior to being appointed as Chief of Police for the Town of Weaverville. Davis holds an advanced law enforcement certification and is a certified criminal investigator. He is a police instructor at Blue Ridge Community College and has had numerous roles in law enforcement, including as a police officer, a criminal investigator for the 29B District Attorney’s office, Sheriff’s Department detective, and has served as an international police advisor. Davis is also a veteran of the United States Army, where he served in the Army National Guard and as a paratrooper and sergeant of an airborne infantry squadron.
The Weaverville Police Department is organized within the following divisions:
The Weaverville Police Department Investigation Division is responsible for investigating all major felony crimes from the crime scene through the investigation and into Court. In addition, the Investigation Division is responsible for investigating some misdemeanors and other felonies. This Division is also responsible for maintaining the department’s evidence room, pawnshop detail, domestic violence/sex crimes, crime scene photography, background screening, forensics, and business crimes.
The mission of the Evidence Custodian is to accept, catalog, safeguard, store, produce as required for court, return to the legal owner or otherwise legally dispose of all property coming into the custody of the Weaverville Police Department.
Property received by the Evidence Custodian includes evidence related to all crimes investigated by the Weaverville Police Department and contains general property of all descriptions. All property coming into and leaving the Evidence Section is subject to strict legal constraints.
The men and women within the Patrol Division are committed to preventing and combating crime in the Town of Weaverville. All patrol officers are highly trained and adept in responding to emergency and other calls for service and are committed to a mission of preserving the peace and protecting the public.
Aside from responding to dispatched calls for service, officers are encouraged and held accountable for true problem-solving efforts – initiatives that make a significant impact upon the community. These efforts are monitored by supervisors. The department proactively initiates saturation patrols and special enforcement details. Alcohol stings, speed enforcement, driving while impaired enforcement, etc. The Patrol Division continues to focus on the criminal cycle involving theft, fraud, and narcotics-related issues. It utilizes educational strategies to raise the awareness of citizens and businesses, coupled with selective and proactive enforcement actions, to impact and reduce such crimes.
The Weaverville Police Department is dispatched by Buncombe County Communications.
Programs and Services
The following programs and services are provided by the Weaverville Police Department. Unless otherwise noted, please contact the Police Department at (828) 645-5700 if you would like additional information about the programs.
Business Security Evaluations:
The Weaverville Police Department can visit your business and provide feedback on your security measures. Officers will come to your business if requested or normally if you report a crime and officer will check your business for proper locks, lighting, and any paraphernalia that will block the normal view into a business from the roadway, etc. and give you suggestions to make your business a safer place.
Cops for Kids Program:
The Weaverville Police Department sponsors the Cops for Kids Program annually. This program is geared towards collecting new toys and monetary donations to help kids in the North Buncombe area with Christmas gifts. The program runs year-round, highlighted with a benefit motorcycle run in July and includes the Candlelight Stroll, which is held in early December and sponsored by the Weaverville Business Association. You can make a donation anytime throughout the year. Call (828) 645-5700 for further details.
Home Security Evaluations:
The Weaverville Police Department can visit your home and provide feedback on your security measures. If requested officers will come to your home to check your locks, doors, windows, lighting, vegetation, etc. and give you suggestions to make your home a safer place.
My Favorite Book Program:
The “My Favorite Book” Program is supported by local businesses, civic organizations, community-minded individuals and the police department. Every year this book is presented to all first-grade students in the Weaverville School District. The book is about doing your best and being your best. It covers topics such as good manners, making the world better, heroes, friends, family and being good to your body. It also includes a parent guide.
Neighborhood Watch Program:
A Neighborhood or Community Watch is a crime prevention program that involves citizens working together with each other and law enforcement to reduce crime and victimization in their communities. Please call the department at (828) 645-5700 if you would like more information regarding the Neighborhood Watch Program.
Pink Patch Project:
The Weaverville Police Department was one of the first North Carolina law enforcement agencies to join the Pink Patch Project (#PinkPatchProject), which is an innovative public awareness campaign designed to bring attention to the fight against breast cancer and to support breast cancer research organizations in combating this devastating disease. The program centers on vibrant pink versions of our police officers’ uniform patch or badge. These bright pink symbols are specially designed to stimulate conversation with the community and to encourage public awareness about the importance of early detection and the on-
going fight against this disease. The purchase of a commemorative pink patch costs $10. All proceeds are donated to The Hope Chest for Women to help women in Western North Carolina who have received a positive cancer diagnosis. Please contact Lieutenant Somer Oberlin at (828) 645-5700 if you would like to help with this project.
Senior Reassurance Program:
The Weaverville Police Department will make a daily call to check on senior citizens and other ill or homebound citizens to ensure that they are able to answer the phone and in reasonably good health. The calls are made each day between 8:30 a.m.- 10:00 a.m. If there is no response, a police officer will travel to the residence to check on the person. This service is available to any citizen of the Town who is elderly or otherwise in ill health. For more information about this program, please call (828) 645-5700.
Vacation Security Watch Program:
Are you going out of town? Do you want the police to pay special attention to your property while you’re traveling? The Weaverville Police Department will be happy to check on your residence while you are away on a vacation or other out of town trip. Please call the department at (828) 645-5700 if you would like for the department to check on your residence.