Crime Prevention and Safety Tips

Many people are victims of crime. Often times, there are steps that people can take to protect themselves to reduce the risk of becoming victimized. The following are crime prevention tips the Black Mountain Police Department encourages residents to adopt to protect themselves and their property from theft or damage. 

If you have been the victim of a crime please contact us to file a report

Street Safety

Protect yourself and your belongings with these street safety tips. 

Motor Vehicle Theft Prevention

Tips to prevent thefts of motor vehicles, specifically GPS units. 


Internet and Online Safety

Stay safe while surfing the web and shopping online. 

Please consider using our SafeTrade station when completing in person internet transactions with persons you do not know. 

ATM Safety

Protect yourself and your money when using ATMs

Residential Safety

Residential safety tips to protect homes and belongings.

Larceny Prevention

Protect your belongings from theft. 

Craigslist Rental Scams

Protect yourself from Craigslist rental scams.

Identity Theft Prevention

Protect yourself from becoming a victim of identity theft. 

  1. Police Department

    Physical Address
    106 Montreat Road
    Black Mountain, NC 28711

    Phone: 828-419-9300, ext. 350
    Fax: 828-669-8143
    Emergency: 911

Pet Safety Tips

The weather can be unpredictable in the beautiful mountains of Western North Carolina and we would like to remind our citizens to keep in mind some additional pet safety tips to keep your critter safe. 

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