The patrol division is the largest of the divisions. These officers are instrumental for carrying out the goals of the department and forming partnerships in our community. They are our first responders and are the most visible in our community


The Criminal Investigation Division consists of investigative units that are primarily responsible for the follow-up investigation of crimes committed against persons or property in Forest City.


The Support Services Division primary job responsibilities are directed at enhancing police service in a support role to ensure the officers have the resources available to accomplish departmental goals and objectives.


Those needing to speak to Forest City Police Department staff during regular business hours or those wishing to leave a message for Forest City Police Department staff after hours may call 828.245.5555.

Police records may be obtained in-person during regular business hours Monday through Friday from 8:00AM to 5:00PM at Forest City Police Department. Incident and accident reports may be available within two business days of the incident.

Additionally, police records can be accessed electronically by means of the department's "Citizen Connect" mobile and web base applications. The mobile applications can be downloaded from either Google Play or the apple App Store. The web address link is below



Forest City Police Department will respond to animal control issues as they occur. The response will be by an animal control officer Monday through Friday during regular business hours. After hours and weekend responses to animal control issues will be by Forest City Police Department patrol officers.