DEVELOPING STORY: APD Chief David Zack resigns; Lamb named interim chief

EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY: APD Chief David Zack resigned from his post on Dec. 15, after nearly four years of service. Photo courtesy of the City of Asheville

Asheville Police Chief David Zack submitted his resignation Dec. 15, effective immediately, according to Kim Miller, the city’s communication specialist.

At 3 p.m. Dec. 18, the city issued a press release announcing that Deputy Chief Michael Lamb will serve as interim police chief. Lamb was appointed deputy chief in June and has served in the APD for more than 25 years.

Zack had announced Dec. 12 that he planned to retire in the near future and was working with City Manager Debra Campbell and other members of the Asheville Police Department on a transition plan.

The most recent release said additional reorganization plans will be announced.

Zack was named APD chief in February 2020. He was the city’s fifth police chief in nine years.

This story was updated at 4 p.m. Dec. 18 with information about the interim chief. 


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About Chase Davis
Chase Davis is an Asheville-based reporter working for Mountain Xpress. He was born and raised in Georgia and holds a Bachelor's degree in Political Science from LaGrange College. Follow me @ChaseDavis0913

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4 thoughts on “DEVELOPING STORY: APD Chief David Zack resigns; Lamb named interim chief

  1. H. R. Roberson

    Your “before you comment” section seems to be aimed at conservatives … and most of your “reporting” always has a liberal, left wing slant … jusay’n.

    • Dave

      literally nothing in that section that specifies conservatives. pretty damning you equate getting nasty or straying off-topic with conservative commenters though lol (accurate)

  2. Lou

    Good riddance. All he did was cry about anarchists. He does not represent ALL of Asheville. Just the red hat wearing section.

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