APD boosts downtown cops. Lt: ‘I want the officers out of their cars as much as possible’ (10 January 2020)

Asheville Police Lt. Mike Lamb explains to the Downtown Commission Jan. 10 the department's plans for a new downtown police district.

Concerns about too many cops, equity issues

Still, some commission members, including Andrew Fletcher, expressed concern about the jump in police numbers. He called the boost in officers “a little concerning for me,” noting that the police department, like the military, never requests fewer personnel or less equipment.