Police Department

The Weaverville Police Department proudly serves the growing and changing needs for the Town of Weaverville.  The Weaverville Police Department works diligently to ensure the safety and well-being of every Weaverville resident and visitor.

Please dial 911 for Emergency Police, Fire, and Emergency Medical Services.

Meet our Police Chief

Alan Wyatt, Police Chief

Alan Wyatt, Police Chief
Alan Wyatt, Police Chief

Police Chief Alan Wyatt was promoted to his position in December 2017 after serving the department for 15 years as an officer, sergeant, detective and assistant police chief. Chief Wyatt is a Veteran of the United States Air Force where he served 10 years as a Security Specialist and Mobility Officer. His experience also includes serving as a Police Officer for the Mars Hill Police Department and the Mars Hill College Security. Wyatt holds a Criminal Justice Education Training and Standards Commission Advanced Law Enforcement Certificate and a North Carolina Justice Academy Criminal Investigator Program Certificate. He and his wife live in the Mars Hill area

Call Chief Wyatt: (828) 645-5700
Email him: [email protected]

Divisions

The Weaverville Police Department is organized within the following divisions:

Investigation Division:

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.

Evidence Maintenance Division:

The mission of the Evidence Division is to accept, catalog, safeguard, store, produce as required for court, return to legal owner or otherwise legally dispose of all property coming into the custody of the Weaverville Police Department.

Property received by the Evidence Division 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. It is given a computerized bar scan which is attached to the package/evidence and logged into the Evidence Database.  Property that can be legally returned to its rightful owner is done so in a timely manner. Contraband is destroyed when it is no longer needed for a criminal case.

Patrol Division:

The men and women within the Patrol Division are committed to preventing and combating crime in the City of Weaverville. All Division members 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 supervising Sergeants and Corporals. 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.

Dispatch:

The Weaverville Police Department is dispatched by the Buncombe County 911 program.

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.

Child ID Program:

Through the “Child ID” information program, tri-fold pamphlets are distributed to all incoming Kindergarten students in schools within the Weaverville School District. The pamphlet is used to document information about an individual child. In the event the child ever becomes missing or is abducted, this form will contain the information needed to begin a search or police investigation. The form contains a section to attach the Childs photograph.

Cops for Kids Program:

Cops for Kids 2017 Bike Run 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 kicks off in the early Fall with a Cops for Kids Toy Run and culminates the first week of December with the Candlelight Stroll, which is sponsored by the Weaverville Business Association.

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.

McGruff House Project:

A McGruff House is a temporary haven for children who find themselves in frightening or dangerous situations. Children are told that they can go to specially marked McGruff Houses, which might be houses, townhouses, apartments, or mobile homes, any time they sense danger as they go to and from school or are playing in the neighborhood. McGruff Houses provide a safety network for children and reduce the risk that children will be victimized. For more information about this program please click here. To sign up to be a McGruff House, please contact Sergeant Andy Mace at (828) 645-5700.

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, heros, friends, family and being good to your body. I also includes a parent guide.

Neighborhood Watch Program:

Officer Oberlin Speaking to a Group
Officer Oberlin Speaking to a Group

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 a 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. Please contact Detective Somer Oberlin at (828) 645-7116 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 or other ill or homebound citizens to insure that they are able to answer the phone and in reasonably good health. The calls are made each day between 8:30AM and 10:00AM. If there is no response, a police officer will respond 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.

Related Links:

Amber Alert Program

Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office

Next Door

Silver Alert Program