Police Department
Thank you for visiting the Woodfin Police Department.
Michael Dykes
Chief of Police

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I am honored to serve as the Chief of Police for the Town of Woodfin and to work alongside the dedicated and professional men and women who serve and protect your community.

The Woodfin Police Department is a full-service agency providing police protection to its over 8,200 residents and approximately 90.000 travelers who pass through Woodfin daily.

As our community continues to grow, the Department will strive to allocate the necessary resources to keep the Town one of the safest in North Carolina. This can only be accomplished through a partnership with the community. Therefore, I ask you to collaborate with us and report any problems to us that you have in your neighborhood. Working together provides the best solutions.  I encourage you to contact me directly if you have any issues.

You can stop by Woodfin Town Hall at 90 Elk Mountain Rd.  You can also call me at (828) 253-4889 or email me at mikedykes@woodfin-nc.gov

Michael J. Dykes
Chief of Police


NEED TO CONTACT US?In the event of a non-emergency police call, please phone us at 828 253-4889, 24 hours a day to be connected with a police officer. 

During off hours (weekends, holidays, etc.) while Town Hall is not traditionally open and you need an officer, please call the Buncombe County Sheriff's Office at 828-250-6670.

Police Officer
  • Open Until Filled
  • Salary: $44,309.87 (first-time law enforcement officer)
  • Must have successfully completed Basic Law Enforcement Training course in NC and hold active NC certification.
  • Please apply by sending resume to: Recruiting@Woodfin-NC.gov

REACH OUT!Go to the Woodfin Police Department through our Facebook page and get up to the minute information.
Here you can interact and find out more about what is happening in our community. The Woodfin Police Department strives to maintain the safest community in North Carolina. Along with extensive training and superior equipment, our Department still relies most heavily on information provided by the people of Woodfin. If you are a witness to a crime or suspect criminal activity please contact your Woodfin Police Department. Also, if you’re out and about, please make a point to introduce yourself to one or more of our police officers we’re always here to help and the more you get to know your Police Officers the more you’ll realize that.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCESVisit the Police to Citizen page for details of Police Activities.

ANNUAL REPORTS2014 Annual Report
2016 Annual Report
2018 Annual Report

2021 Annual Report

Join the RING Neighbors HERE.
Download a PDF of the Alarm Permit HERE
Download a PDF of the Security Check Request HERE


GOING OUT OF TOWN?Contact the Woodfin Police Department at 828 253-4889 and we’ll place an extra check on your home to help make sure that your property is protected.

CONCERNED ABOUT AN ILL OR ELDERLY NEIGHBOR?If you suspect that an ill or elderly neighbor has taken a turn for the worse or if you are unexpectedly unable to make contact with them contact the Woodfin Police Department at 828 253-4889 and we’ll try to make contact with the individual in question.