Andrews Police Department

  • Agency: Andrews Police Department
  • Address: Nantahala National Forest, 1101 Main St, Andrews, 28901 NC
  • Chief: Bud Eads (Chief of Police)

Andrews Police Department is located at Nantahala National Forest, 1101 Main St, Andrews, 28901 NC. The Chief of Police of the department is Bud Eads. The Andrews Police Department phone number is 828-321-4224.

Andrews Police Department News

Roadway Update 01/17/2018 at 08:56 A.M. : The Andrews Police Department would like to advise that most roadways are completely covered with ice and snow. This occurrence has left roadways slippery and dangerous. We advise all motorists to avoid traveling if at all possible today. If you cannot avoid leaving your home in a vehicle today, use cautionary speed and pack an emergency kit of some kind. The Andrews Police Department would encourage our residents to enjoy the weather with recreational activities but remember to bundle up due to the low temperatures today. Thank you all and Happy Snow Day !

Along with speaking to important state leaders to further the needs of Andrews and Cherokee County, it was an honor to be at the ribbon cutting ceremony for the Western Regional Crime Lab in Edneyville NC. Edneyville is also home to the State's West Campus of the NC Justice Academy. The academy teaches officers new and advanced law enforcement technics and is free for LE officers across the state. Andrews Police Officers know this place very well and have been trained here and the Eastern campus in multiple topics from tactical police operations, drug interdiction and investigation, and advance crime scene investigation and photography.

It was a privilege to speak with NC attorney general Josh Stein and Sen. Jim Davis at the western NC Chief’s of Police meeting. I was able to speak to both of them about the issues that the Town of Andrews is facing and Cherokee County. One of the statewide issues that AG Stein spoke of is the opioid epidemic that is gripping the state. Also he spoke on financial issues that are gripping the state and the large cuts that the state is making in the Department of Justice for assisting LE agencies. I informed AG Stein that Andrews Police Department will continue to hold the line and he stated that he along with Sen. Davis would stand behind us 100%.

The Andrews Police Department would like to inform the community that there was lockdown at Andrews High School due to a domestic situation that arose out in the county earlier this morning. Andrews Police Officers were on the scene investigating a secondary incident and following up on the lockdown when a 911 call came in that a subject with a gun was in the building. The reporting parent rushed to advise Andrews Officers that they had just received a text message from the child that an armed subject was in the school. Andrews officers and SROs reacted immediately to the threat and began an immediate search of the school. The school was cleared and secured rapidly and APD officers along with SROs and the school staff had the situation under control. There were no armed individuals located in or around the school and no injuries were reported. The school superintendent responded and requested the Sheriff respond with secondary support for the incident. The superintendent with the sheriff made the decision to release school for the day. Andrews officers along with SROs and CCSO deputies remained on scene to provide security for children and families while school let out. Andrews Police Department would like to commend the students, teachers, and parents of Andrews High for their cooperation and understanding in a high-stress situation.

Update on the Andrews Police Department Pigs In Blankets Coat drive. The APD has partnered with Jim Miller State Farm Insurance in Murphy to get local support for a countywide coat drive mainly for children for the upcoming winter. Come by Andrews Police Department or Town Hall to drop off new or gently used coats of all sizes and blankets. These coats and blankets will be given out to children and families of the local area that do not have them. The deadline will be November 30.

Please come by and trick or treat with us at the Andrews Police Department tomorrow from 5pm-7pm. Everyone have a fun and safe Halloween.

Just as a reminder that the Andrews Car Show was canceled for tonight.

***PIGS IN A BLANKET*** The Andrews Police Department would like to invite the community in supporting the Blanket and Coat drive to help our community to get prepared for the winter. We will have a tent set up this weekend at the Andrews Cruise Night For Kids. We will have tubs set up to collect blankets and coats for all ages. Also feel free to bring coats and blankets to the Police Department. More details to come.

Attention: Please help the Andrews Police Department in raising cancer awareness by donating to the website listed below. Please donate to any of the officers throughout the whole month of November. We thank you in advance for all of your support. Please feel free to share this page with all of your friends. No-Shave November is a web-based, non-profit organization devoted to growing cancer awareness and raising funds to support cancer prevention, research, and education. No-Shave November is a month-long journey during which participants forgo shaving and grooming in order to evoke conversation and raise cancer awareness.

From WKRK: On our Facebook Live feed with Sheriff Derrick Palmer, we discussed the opening of emergency shelters should the need arise. That with be handled by the Department of Social Services. Also ... The Southern Region of the USDA Forest Service is immediately waiving fees and making all campgrounds available for individuals displaced by the recent and forthcoming hurricanes, including Hurricane Irma. Many National Forests were impacted by the recent storms and as a result, some of the region's campgrounds are closed. National Forest staff are monitoring Hurricane Irma closely and may close additional campgrounds in the predicted path of the storm to ensure the safety of the public and employees. Please call ahead or check websites to determine what is open and available. Also, individuals requesting campsites need to check in with campground hosts at each site. For more information on campgrounds in the Southern Region, please visit the respective forest's website: National Forests and Grasslands in Texas- (936) 639-8501 Kisatchie National Forest- (318) 473-7160 National Forests in Mississippi- (601) 965-1600 National Forests in Alabama- (334) 832-4470 National Forests in Florida-(850) 523-8500 Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest-(770) 297-3000 Ouachita National Forest - (501) 321-5202 Ozark-St. Francis National Forests- (479) 964-7200 Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area- (800) 525-7077 Daniel Boone National Forest- (859) 745-3100 Cherokee National Forest- (423) 476-9700 National Forests in North Carolina- (828) 257-4200 Francis Marion and Sumter National Forests- (803) 561-4000 George Washington and Jefferson National Forests- (540) 265-5100