Message from the Chief
On behalf of the police officers and telecommunicators of the Black Mountain Police Department, I would like to welcome you to our website. This website is one of the many ongoing steps we are taking to demonstrate our department’s commitment, dedication, and professionalism to the community we serve. We wanted a place where citizens could learn more about the services offered by this agency, but more importantly, a place to improve the communication between the Black Mountain Police Department and the citizens we serve. We strongly believe that only through active communication and building strong partnerships within all areas of our community, can we maintain Black Mountain as a great place to live, work, and play.
I have immense pride in our profession and I am a firm believer in surrounding oneself with exemplary people. With that said, I consider it a tremendous honor and privilege to lead such a professional group as the staff of the Black Mountain Police Department. I greatly appreciate the opportunity I have to work with our Board of Aldermen, town manager, town employees, business owners, citizens, and the members of the Black Mountain Police Department. My goal is to ensure we provide the very best service possible to our town and its citizens.
All of our efforts are designed to this end; we are always working to better serve everyone who lives, works, or visits the Town of Black Mountain. If you have any questions or comments, you can contact me via email or by calling 828-419-9350. I look forward to working with all of you to build a stronger police-community partnership for a better and safer community.
Blue Line Flag
It has come to the attention of the Town of Black Mountain that a flag being flown by the police department may be misinterpreted and we would like to clarify our stance.
The first appearance of the Thin Blue Line dates back to the early 1900s when The United States Army marched into battle in their blue uniforms. Together the soldiers formed a blue line, thus beginning the history we know today as the Thin Blue Line. The blue line was adopted by law enforcement in the 1950s to represent courage and sacrifice while protecting the American people.
For law enforcement today, the Thin Blue Line Flag has come to represent the 1 out of every 400 Americans who wear the uniform, stand guard, and protect the citizens they serve. The flag represents American law enforcement officers of every gender, race, and religion, who have a heart to serve their communities.
The Black Mountain Police Department recognizes that the Thin Blue Line flag has been co-opted by some who are opposed to our core values of excellence, service, and respect. We acknowledge the wrongs of racism which exist throughout our society, and we support all who seek justice. For the men and women of Black Mountain Police Department, the Thin Blue Flag is a reminder, a North Star, reminding all men and women of law enforcement of the oath they took to protect and serve, while honoring those who made the ultimate sacrifice protecting and serving American cities and towns.