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

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.

Please bring your children for a great day of fun!

We participated with Satilla Advocacy in another "safe" training hosted by Unison at their facility on Mary Street on August 10,2017. We had a geat turn out. Thanks, Lt. Kylie Carter, Officer Jessica McIntosh, Zina Ponsell and Terry Anderson for putting on a great program.

Great turn out for our Womens Firearms safety program. Great group of Women shooters.

Officer Chase Deloach was promoted to the rank of Sergeant in the Uniform Patrol Section Tuesday, August 8, 2017 by Chief Tony Tanner. Sergeant Chase Deloach was born in Waycross, Ga and is the son of Stuart and Shelley Deloach. Sgt. Deloach is engaged to Ms. Nicole Wrobel and plan on marrying in January of 2018. Sergeant Deloach is a Pierce County native and graduated from Pierce County High School in 2007. After high school, Chase attended college at Georgia Southern University. He graduated in 2013 with a Bachelor degree in Justice Studies (B.S.J.S). Shortly after graduation, he was hired by the Waycross Police Department as a Patrolman and proved himself to be a valued employee and team player. In 2016, Sgt. Deloach, after passing a rigorous process was assigned to the Waycross Police SWAT team, where he remains today as a valued and talented team member. Sgt Deloach has proven himself to be a quick learner and a valued teacher and mentor to younger officers during his tenor at the police department. He is respected by his peers, dedicated to his profession and provides excellent service to our community. The Police Department is proud of Sgt Deloach's accomplishments thus far and look forward to the positive changes he can accomplish in our community. Congratulations Sergeant Chase Deloach

Sgt.Chad Zauner was promoted on Tuesday August 8th, 2017 to Lieutenant in the Uniform Patrol section by Chief Tony Tanner. Lt Zauner is a 2001 graduate of Pierce County High School and has an Associate Degree in Criminal Justice along with a Welding diploma from Coastal Pines Technical College. Lt. Zauner was previously employed as a Corrections Officer for 4 years at Ware State Prison where is was on the Ware State Prison Tactical Squad. Lt. Chad Zauner has been married more than 10 years to his wife, Rana Zauner and they have 4 children together, Chandi, Corbin, Chaden and Cambri. Lt. Chad Zauner began his career with the Waycross Police Department in January, 2007. He was selected as a SWAT team member in 2009 and as was also selected to be a field training officer and is responsible for helping to train many of the officers now under his command.. Lt. Chad Zauner is a Hazardous material emergency technician for the GEMA All Hazard Area 8 CBRNE team and was a previous K-9 handler with the agency. Lt. Chad Zauner was promoted to the rank of Sergeant in December, 2015 and has proven himself to be a reliable, knowledgeable and well respected leader. Lt. Zauner has always believed in being well trained and prepared for any situation. He continues to grow as a law enforcement professional through hard work and to that end he has accumulated more than 2,600 hours of mandated, basic and advanced training with the Georgia Peace Officers Standards Training Council. Congratulations Lt. Zauner on your promotion and what you do for our citizens everyday.

Terrell J Murphy Sr. was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant Tuesday by Chief Tony Tanner. Lt. Murphy is married to Lisa Hargrove-Murphy and they have been married for over 13 years. They have 5 kids and three grandkids. Lt. Murphy started with the Waycross Police Department in June of 2000 as a Jailer. He worked in the jail for eight months until he was sent to the Georgia Police Academy at ABAC in Tifton Ga. He became a sworn police officer in 2001 and served as a uniform patrolman, Lt. Murphy excelled while a patrolman and was quickly recognized as an asset to the department. In 2003 his hard work was recognized as he became a valued member of the Waycross Police Department S.W.A.T. team . Lt Murphy was known for his decision making ability, his physical ability and his community relations skills while serving in Uniform Patrol. In 2004 due to the previously stated reasons Lt. Murphy was promoted to the rank of Sergeant and was a Shift supervisor in the Uniform Patrol Unit where he succeeded in becoming a well respected supervisor amongst his peers as well as in the community he served. Lt Murphy served in this role for many years. In 2014 Lt. Murphy was assigned to City Hall as a Code Enforcement Supervisor. Lt. Murphy holds a unique position where he must answer to two supervisors who are both Department heads and still complete his assigned duties to the satisfaction of both. His duties and responsibilities have steadily increased since his assignment and he has thrived in seeing that those responsibilities are met and his work unit performs at the highest level. Congratulations Lt. Terrell Murphy on your promotion..

The Waycross Police Department is offering two more three day Womens Firearm Safety Courses. The first is August 21,22,and 23 2017, the second is September 11,12 and 13, 2017 5:30 pm to 9 pm each night. Please obtain an application from the Waycross Police Department. Limited space is available and City of Waycross Residents will receive priority. Applications are being taken at the Police Department. Applicants must be 21 years of age and be legally capable of possessing a firearm. See the application for further details and requirements. We are currently working on the waiting list from previous classes but if you are interested please sign up so you may be placed on the list.

May15th is National Peace Officers Memorial Day and the week in which it falls in is National Police Week. We remember and celebrate those lives which were taken to soon across our Nation.

The Girl Scouts from Troop 40570 stopped by and thanked the officers for the job they do and donated Girl Scout Cookies for them.Thank you so much for the kind words and cookies, but trust me some of us don't need the cookies. Just saying!