Waycross Police Department

  • Agency: Waycross Police Department
  • Address: 512 Oak St, Waycross, 31501 GA
  • Chief: Anthony H Tanner (Chief of Police)
Phone: 912-287-2921

Waycross Police Department is located at 512 Oak St, Waycross, 31501 GA. The Chief of Police of the department is Anthony H Tanner. The Waycross Police Department phone number is 912-287-2921.

Waycross Police Department News

CHIEF JIM BLACKBURN SENIOR SAFTEY DAY 2018 Out of a preponderance of caution the Annual Jim Blackburn Senior Safety day is being postponed. The threat of the continued spread of the influenza virus, especially in this particular group of adults is not worth the risk at this time. We will attempt to have it at a later date in the year but if not we will continue in 2019. Thank you for your understanding. We are truly saddened by this neccessary change because it is one of our favorite events.

The Waycross Police Department is sad after learning of the death of former Auxiliary Officer Wendell Brown. Wendell was injured earlier in the week in a single vehicle accident in Ware County. He later succumbed to his injuries while in a Jacksonville Florida hospital where he had been transported due to the seriousness of his injuries. He was a long time member of the Waycross Police Departments Auxiliary Unit and was a faithful and dedicated volunteer until his work wouldn't allow his attendance. Wendall volunteered his time freely to the Police Department and the citizens of Waycross for over ten years.His service and his kindness to the officers he rode with will always be remembered. We send our condolences, our prayers, and our love to his family during this tragic time.

The first class was so well attended. It has been requested by several people who couldn't attend that night, to present the class again. We felt it was necessary and needed as well,so if you couldn't attend the first time we are presenting the Active Shooter training for Houses of Worship again. Come join us on Thursday February 1, 2018 at the Waycross City auditorium at 6:00 p.m.

What a beautiful snow day. The community certainly looked like they enjoyed it and we were extremely blessed not to have any major incidents. As the sun goes down please remember that as temperatures drop again tonight there is a chance that the melted snow and ice will again turn to ice and make driving conditions dangerous. Unless it is extremely important please stay off the roads for one more night. If you must drive please slow down and give yourself extra travel time and extra stopping distance when approaching intersections. Thank you for being careful on our roadways and helping to make our community safe.

Due to the cold weather forcast, the Police Department will open the Court room for folks who need a place to get warm. There will only be chairs provided no cots. If you know someone who needs this please pass it on.

Remember if you drink and drive your putting everyone's life in danger not just yours. Please don't drink and drive. Have a designated driver, call a cab, call a friend or family member just don't get behind the wheel. Have a safe New year's.

Program to provide needy families with Christmas Gifts for their children. Mostly clothes but some toys

The Waycross Police Department would like to thank all the citizens who donated money to our two Christmas programs this year. We started a new program this year with our Christmas Badge tree and we are happy to announce we had placed 15 Badges with a childs name on the tree and all 15 badges were taken and each of those children received gifts. Thank you for your generosity. We hope to expand this program in the future. Today was also the day we held the Shop with a Cop party at Walmart. Your generosity allowed the Police Department through the FOP lodge to allow 76 kids to have Christmas. Some who may not have had Christmas or at least not a memorable one were truly blessed by your generosity. The officers assisted the families in the shopping and received the best gift ever; one that doesn't cost anything, but is the most spectacular gift of all, a smile from a child who is excited and happy. Thank you for allowing us to experience that precious gift through your giving. You allowed the kids to have a magnificent Christmas this year. Your donations allowed us to give to 76 children and spend approximately $7,897.73. Thank you for being the great community that we proudly serve. Merry Christmas. Special thanks to Walmart for always being so generous to the kids. Photos will follow

Don’t forget that tomorrow is the last day to turn your child’s badge off the tree in. We are hoping to deliver the presents tomorrow so they wil have something for Christmas. Or if you would still like to make a donation just to help out we will accept that also. We one every child to have something placed under the tree that was brought to us! Thank you and merry Christmas!!🎄🎁

City of Waycross Mayor John Knox and Commissioner Norman E. Davis, District 1 Commissioner Larry Ethridge, District 2 Commissioner Marian Solomon-Gaines, District 3 Commissioner Diane Hopkins, District 4 Commissioner Jon Tindall, District 5 Invite you to attend the dedication of “Lynn Taylor Crossing” Honoring the life of the late W. Lynn Taylor, Former Public Safety Director/Chief of Waycross Police Department/City Commissioner in the Waycross Community. The dedication ceremony will be held Thursday, November 30th @ 2:00 p.m.- Waycross Police Department Municipal Courtroom 512 Oak Street, Waycross, Ga

Don't forget the women's SAFE training tonight at Unison on Nicholls Street. Great information for both young and younger. Women only. Hope to see you here in

Thank you to all our veterans. Today is a day set aside to remember and thank you for your service but we salute you everyday and honor your service and sacrifice.

Fall Boys Camp photos. There will be more to follow

The Waycross Police Department will be out in the neighborhoods on Halloween Night 10/31/2017 beginning at 6:00 p.m. until 9:30 p.m.

National Night Out at the City Auditorium. We missed you, but the ones who came had fun along with the Officers.

Come out and join us.

September 18th and 19th was our latest Womens Firearms Safety Course. We had to reschedule due to IRMA but we still had a great group of Women who came to the class. We appreciate everyone who has attended and hope each of you learned alot from the course.

The Waycross Police department would like to thank all the businesses that donated food, water and other items during the storm. I consider it an honor to live in this community and I know what a giving community we have but everytime we have an event I am still amazed by your kindness. I would like to list everyone of you but I am sure I would leave someone off so please know that we know what you did and appreciate it all. Proud to serve in a giving community Thank you

Thanks also to Commisssioners Solomon-Gaines and Diane Hopkins for delivering food and water to the officers during the storm. It was great for them to get a hot meal during their long hours.

Thank you to the Ladies of the Waycross Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. for providing food to the officers during the storm.

We are still planning to have Kids Fun Day Saturday. What better way to end a stressful week. Playing and helping kids have fun thats how. Come see us at Bit Tanner field

Irma traffic is picking up on our roadways as Florida evacuates. Please give yourself a little more time to get to your destinations and be careful as you drive around the City. Remember that as the traffic picks up so does their use of our facilities, gas, motels restuarants etc. Make time for yourself to prepare to evacuate in case it is needed and listen to your local and state authorities about evacuations. Thank you all for your consideration in advance and keep yourself and your families safe.

The Womens firearms Safety class scheduled for Next week on the 11th-13th of September has been cancelled and move to the following week because of Irma. The new dates are September 18-20th at the same times and locations. We will try to follow up with a phone call as well to those who were chosen for the class.