hese teams supplement all Operations and consist of Special Services; Park Rangers, School Resource Officers, D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education), Police Reserves, Evidence, and Animal Control.
Park Rangers- The Asheboro Park Rangers are Police Officers of the City of Asheboro. The unit operates under the community policing philosophy, responding to the needs of its customers, the patrons and employees of the parks. Park rangers use vehicles and boats to accomplish their duties. They are responsible for 8 parks, buildings and open spaces. Park Rangers also instruct the public with crime prevention and other law enforcement related talks.
School Resource Officers- School Resource Officers are located at Asheboro High School, North Asheboro Middle School and South Asheboro Middle School. Currently two officers are utilized at the high school and one officer at each middle school.
D.A.R.E. Officer- Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) is a prevention program taught to the city’s fifth-grade students. The Asheboro Police Department and Asheboro City Schools sponsor the 10-week program. Our D.A.R.E. Officer visits each of the city’s five public schools and three private schools once a week during the spring to teach the program.
The mission of the Asheboro Police Department Property and Evidence Unit is to provide professional care, custody, and control of all property submissions held by the Asheboro Police Department. The Property and Evidence Control Unit is responsible for warehousing items identified as evidence, abandoned (found property), and recovered property as well as the lawful disposal of the property.
Asheboro Animal Control has been put in place to respond to any animal control issues occurring within the Asheboro city limits.
Asheboro Police Reserves are sworn police officers who do not receive financial compensation for the time they work. Reserve officers are required to work 12 hours a month and assist with many functions within the police department.