Hendersonville Police Department

  • Agency: Hendersonville Police Department
  • Address: 145 5th Ave E, Hendersonville, 28793 NC
  • Chief: Herbert Blake (Chief of Police)
Phone: 828-697-3025

Hendersonville Police Department is located at 145 5th Ave E, Hendersonville, 28793 NC. The Chief of Police of the department is Herbert Blake. The Hendersonville Police Department phone number is 828-697-3025.

Hendersonville Police Department News

As you enter the police department you will notice pinwheels placed by the entry way. April is Child Abuse Prevention Month and the pinwheels represent the movement "Pinwheels for Prevention." Believe Child Advocacy Center- a partnership of Safelight - hope and healing for families has planted pinwheels around Henderson County and with community partners such as the Hendersonville Police Department. To find out more about Child Prevention Month please visit www.preventchildabuse.org or visit our partners at Safelight - hope and healing for families!

On April 9, 2018 Robert Cantwell and Eric LaRowe were promoted to the rank of detective. Please congratulate Detective Cantwell and Detective LaRowe on their promotions!

This week is National Telecommunicator Week. Please join us in thanking our telecommunicators for all of their hard work and dedication to this profession!

Chief Blake's March 2018 Monthly Report

*****UPDATE***** Thanks to overwhelming input from the community, the suspect has been identified and warrants have been obtained. Thank you for your help! The Hendersonville Police Department NC is attempting to identify this individual after he stole merchandise from a local business. If you can identify this individual please send us a message or contact Detective Kyle Thiel at (828) 697-3048.

Detective Philip Hudson retired at the end of March. Detective Hudson has served as parking enforcement, patrol officer, sergeant, and detective in his 18+ years at the department. We wish him well and thank him for his many years of loyal dedication to our department and the citizens of Hendersonville.

The annual HPD awards ceremony was held on March 28, 2018. Please join us in congratulating our employees!

We are pleased to announce that Retired Police Officer Eddie Youngblood will be serving as one of our Police Chaplains!

From the Chief’s Desk: Detective Kyle Thiel is the recent recipient of the Morris Kaplan Caring and Sharing Award given by the Hendersonville Kiwanis. Kyle has been a key contributor in our efforts to provide quality policing services to our city. A notable accomplishment for Kyle along with our associates with homeland security, is their arrest in 2017 of a male adult suspect who drove from the Concord area to Hendersonville in hopes of meeting a 7-year-old girl for a sexual encounter. Kyle manages most of our social media outlets to boot. He is very deserving of this latest recognition in what has been a superb career with HPD.

Last weekend, the Hendersonville Police Department assisted other local, tribal, state and federal law enforcement agencies with an operation that was focused on the exploitation of minors. This operation resulted in the arrests of three local individuals that intended to engage in specific sex acts with minors and one for solicitation of prostitution. Law enforcement agencies taking part in this operation were the Cherokee Indian Police Department, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Department of Homeland Security, Drug Enforcement Administration, NC ALE, Hendersonville Police Department, Asheville Police Department, Jackson County Sheriffs Office, Cherokee County Sheriffs Office, Swain County Sheriff’s Office. The individuals arrested during this operation were: Jeffrey Scott Shelly of Sylva, NC 1. Attempted Statutory Sex Offense with a Child 11 years old by Adult 2. Solicit by Computer and Appeared 3. Possession of Methamphetamine Calvin Lavone Woodard of Bryson City, NC 1. Attempted Statutory Sex Offense with a Child 11 years old by Adult 2. Solicit by Computer and Appeared Harvey William Carpenter of Hendersonville, NC 1. Attempted Statutory Sex Offense with a Child 15 years old or less by Adult 2. Solicit by Computer and Appeared 3. Solicit for Prostitution Darwin Kerry Albright of Canton, NC Solicit for Prostitution The Hendersonville Police Department remains a committed and active member of the NC Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.

On Saturday evening March 17, at approximately 6 pm officers of the HPD attempted to serve arrest warrants and enforce a violation of a protective order on a person on Alta Vista Lane. The suspect refused to comply. The suspect secured himself in the residence; threatening to harm himself. HPD Negotiator Jimmy Case was called to the scene. Jimmy negotiated a peaceful surrender without incident shortly after his arrival on scene. This shows that Jimmy’s training, his experience, and his commitment to peaceful resolutions of these kinds of incidents has great value in our community. Thank you, Lieutenant Case, for a great job in this situation

K9 Officer Pete Laite and K9 Sunny passed their North American Police Work Dog Association (NAPWDA) certification and are ready for patrol! Congratulations K9 Officer Laite & K9 Sunny on your accomplishment! Please welcome K9 Sunny to our team!

Chief Blake's February 2018 Monthly Report

From the Chief’s Desk: Lieutenant Todd Letterman of the criminal investigations bureau, has completed the Executive Leadership Institute of the (FBI-LEEDA). The completion of this training in Conway, SC was the capstone course for Lieutenant Letterman to receive the FBI-LEEDA Trilogy Award. Any officer who has successfully completed FBI-LEEDA's Supervisor Leadership Institute, the Command Leadership Institute and the Executive Leadership Institute for a total of 120 hours of leadership training with the FBI-LEEDA will receive the Trilogy Award. The Supervisory Institute; the Command Institute; and the Executive Institute cover contemporary law enforcement topics in a highly interactive format. Todd becomes the 12th Hendersonville Police Officer to receive the Trilogy Award. The Hendersonville Police Department was the first agency in our region to host FBI-LEEDA Trainings several years ago.

From the Chief’s Desk: Congratulations to HPD Communications Supervisor Monica Howard. She is one of the first 28 graduates of the Richmond Community College North Carolina Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) Manager Program. The 28 graduates hailed from all over the state. They were presented with a certificate of completion at the monthly North Carolina 911 Board meeting held at Richmond Community College. This comprehensive 270-hour course was broken up into five classes. It focused on key areas such as the history of the 911 system and the NC 911 Board, budgeting, finance, human relations, operations and technology. Monica, like the other 27 graduates, will use the skills they have learned in this program to assist in leading their 911 centers across the state. Well Done Monica !

Thanks, Haydee’s Puerto Rican Cafe! We appreciate your support!

FYI from the Chief In another effort to be as proactive as possible and to provide the best protection and service to our community; Communications Supervisor Monica Howard has made all of the city's school maps viewable in our computer aided dispatch system for HPD and Laurel Park Officers and to our dispatchers if a rapid response situation ever occurs at our schools. The police department is open to any recommendations our citizens may have. Thanks to Monica and our dispatch team for their forward thinking approach to service.

Message from the Chief: Following the latest school shooting to occur in our country that occurred in Florida, we understand if parents, teachers and school staff are feeling a bit uneasy. The Hendersonville Police Department wants to remind our community that our School Resource Officers are fully equipped and well trained sworn police officers. Our SROs are stationed at our city schools not only to educate students and build relationships; but to help provide a safe environment for students, faculty and staff. I want to add that we had already requested through our department’s proposed upcoming budget a request to add an additional SRO to better serve the schools in Hendersonville city limits. Our goal at some point is to have at least one SRO in each school as depicted in our recent 5 year-strategic plan. But in the meantime, we implore you to reach out to our SRO’s or to any police officer with any concerns that you might have about our schools’ safety.

Due to recent car break ins, the Hendersonville Police Department asks you to please take a moment and remind yourself and others when you leave the car to hide your belongings in your vehicle, lock your car doors and take your car keys. While out shopping, park your car in well-lit areas and lots that have security. Do not leave your windows rolled down or cracked, as this only makes it easier to break in to. Try to park nearest to street or entrances so that your vehicle is visible to people passing by. If you see any suspicious activity in a parking lot, dial 911 immediately. Most thieves will scout an area out and park closely if possible. They will constantly look around before attempting to break into a vehicle and will often pull on many door handles to find one unlocked. Always call the police whenever you see anything suspicious. If you are a victim of a vehicle burglary, you should always call 911 first. Be careful not to touch anything in case there are fingerprints. Try to see if you can establish what was stolen by viewing through windows and estimate a total cost of stolen items. Just taking a few extra seconds locking your car, taking your belongings, and hiding your property can save you from being a victim of crime. This includes taking or hiding any phone or other electronic charging cords that may be inside your vehicle Reducing Crime is Everyone's Business! Be Proactive! Be Smart! Don’t leave anything in your vehicle a thief can steal!

Check out this article on long time Hendersonville Police Chaplain Chuck Evans! http://www.hendersoncountypublicschoolsnc.org/blog/2018/02/11/meet-school-bus-driver-chuck-evans/

The Hendersonville Police Department would like to ask drivers to not drive around barricades placed throughout the city on flooded roads. Please find an alternate route.

DWI/Drug Arrest February 05, 2018 On Saturday, February 3, 2018 Sergeant Kenny Hipps initiated a traffic stop on Maple Street that resulted in the arrest of Lucretia Shidai Logan, 27 years old of Hendersonville. Logan was arrested for the following charges: -Driving While Impaired -Possession with intent to sell and deliver methamphetamine -Possession of a controlled substance on jail premises -Possession of drug paraphernalia -Possession of marijuana -No Seatbelt -Failure to heed to blue lights and siren. Logan was arrested and transported to the Henderson County Jail and issued a $17,900 secured bond.

Drug Arrest February 05, 2018 On Monday, February 5, 2018 Officer Michele Hoyle initiated a traffic stop on Asheville Highway that resulted in the arrest of Whitney Jean Hollifield, 23 years old of Hendersonville. Hollifield was arrested for the following charges: -Trafficking methamphetamine -Possession with intent to sell, manufacture and deliver methamphetamine -Possession of a controlled substance on jail premises -Possession of drug paraphernalia -Possession of Marijuana Hollifield is currently being held at the Henderson County Jail under a $37,500 secured bond.