The Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office has been shining a spotlight on Swannanoa over the past 30 days, working with residents and community groups to address crime and public safety concerns. The special policing effort is part of the Community Oriented Problem Solving (COPS) program, which was instituted by the Sheriff’s Office in 2012. COPS teams are assigned to work in specific communities for a 30-day period, which begins with a community meeting hosted by the Sheriff’s Office.
Swannanoa residents who attended the September meeting raised several concerns, including speeding, crime and loose dogs. Meeting attendees also heard an update on the new Sheriff’s substation which is expected to open in Swannanoa’s main fire station early next year.
The Sheriff’s Office will report on the results of the COPS team efforts at a follow-up community meeting at the Bee Tree Fire Station, 510 Bee Tree Road, on Monday, October 20, at 6:00 p.m.
To read a Black Mountain News article with further details about the September community meeting, please click here.