Waynesboro Police Department

  • Agency: Waynesboro Police Department
  • Address: 122 Public Square East, Waynesboro, 38485 TN
  • Chief: Keith Reeves (Chief of Police)
Phone: (931)722-5458
Fax: (931)722-9109
Email:

Waynesboro Police Department is located at 122 Public Square East, Waynesboro, 38485 TN. The Chief of Police of the department is Keith Reeves. The Waynesboro Police Department phone number is (931)722-5458.

Waynesboro Police Department News

NEWS RELEASE: The Waynesboro Police Department will be taking back unwanted prescription drugs on Saturday, October 28th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Fred’s Pharmacy in Waynesboro, TN. The Waynesboro Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration will give the public its 14th opportunity in 7 years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. Bring your pills for disposal to Fred’s Pharmacy located at 307 Hwy 64E, Waynesboro, TN 38485. The DEA cannot accept liquids or needles or sharps, only pills or patches. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked. Last April Americans turned in 450 tons (900,000 pounds) of prescription drugs at almost 5,500 sites operated by the DEA and more than 4,200 of its state and local law enforcement partners. Overall, in its 13 previous Take Back events, DEA and its partners have taken in over 8.1 million pounds—more than 4,050 tons—of pills. This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue. Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are alarmingly high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs. Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet. In addition, Americans are now advised that their usual methods for disposing of unused medicines—flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash—both pose potential safety and health hazards. For more information about the disposal of prescription drugs or about the October 28 Take Back Day event, go to the DEA Diversion website or contact Fred’s Pharmacy at 931-722-5546.

The Waynesboro Police Department will be hosting a Handgun Permit Course “rain or shine” on Saturday, November 4th, 2017 in the Waynesboro Municipal Court Room from 8 a.m. till approximately 5 p.m. (depending on amount of shooters). This course is required to obtain a Handgun Carry Permit in the State of Tennessee. Applicants must complete the on-line registration with the State of Tennessee at https://dl.safety.tn.gov and click on the Hangun Permits tab. Class size is a maximum of 25 students per class. (First Come First Serve) MUST be registered by Friday prior to the class! For more information, Call Lt. Jeremy Staggs 931-722-5458. Cost is $75.00

Public Service Announcement: Parking for the Pumpkin Harvest Festival Saturday, October 14th, 2017 will be a little different than our past events at the Waynesboro City Park due to some recent changes. The attached aerial photo shows the public parking area in yellow will be beside the National Guard Armory and around Tennessee Apparel building, then you will be able to walk across the bridge into the park area. Handicap parking will still be in the Waynesboro City Pool and in front of the first pavilion. The Police Department will have an officer stationed at the park entrance to allow individuals with a Handicap and Vendors to enter the park area. Public parking access will be as shown on the aerial diagram and officers will be on site to assist with parking in those areas. There is a walking path along the green line that will lead directly into the vendor’s area. We look forward to seeing everyone for this event. If you have any questions feel free to contact us either here on Facebook or at the Waynesboro City Hall.

The Waynesboro Police Department and Waynesboro City Hall Staff are selling "BLUE BACKING BUTTERFLY" Shirts with all proceeds being donated to the Butterfly Foundation. Prices are as follows: Short Sleeve - $15.00 Long Sleeves - $17.00 Sweat Shirt - $17.00 Hoodies - $20.00 2XL and up will be an additional $2.00 To order please see any Waynesboro Police Officer or City Hall Staff Member. For any questions call Waynesboro City Hall 931-722-5458 and speak to Paige, Walter, or Jeremy. Please like, share, and spread the word and help us raise money for this GREAT organization that benefits families right here in Wayne County.

Please Share!!! We need your HELP!!! We need the public’s HELP locating the Indian Creek Baptist Association enclosed trailer. According to the report filed with our department the trailer was last seen on July 13th, 2017 parked behind the Green River Baptist Church building on the Clark Gas side of the parking lot. The trailer was not reported stolen at that time because it was believed to be in use by a different church or a church member. The trailer has been described as a Homesteader Challenger series, white, 10 to 12-foot-long, enclosed, single axle trailer, with a side entrance door. Upon being taken the trailer had clearly visible blue lettering “INDIAN CREEK BAPTIST ASSOCIATION” on the front of the trailer and “DISASTER RELIEF TENNESSEE” on the front and sides of the trailer. Any information would be appreciated and should be forwarded to Lieutenant Jeremy Staggs at 931-722-5458 or any other Waynesboro Police Department Officer at 931-722-1821. Thanks in advance!!!

We would like to commend our Police Officer’s, Wayne County Sheriff’s Department Deputies, and an "alert citizen" who vitally aided in the apprehension of a suspect who had fled from our officers while attempting to serve two arrest warrants on him at a local apartment complex. Officers pursued the suspect for approximately one mile on foot. During the foot pursuit officers lost contact with the suspect and an “alert citizen” notified our agency about an individual who seemed suspicious which lead to Officer’s closing in on the suspects location. After another short foot pursuit, the suspect was taken into custody with no further incident. The citizen’s name will not be released but you know who you are and we are very grateful to you and all our citizens who notify our department when things may seem “odd” or “out of place”. Again a big “Thanks” to the Wayne County Sheriff’s Department for your assistance. Team work paid off and got the job done.

The Waynesboro Police Department would like to congratulate Sheyenne Reeves who has graduated Walter State Police Academy today. Sheyenne is a native of Wayne County and was recently hired by our department. We look forward to having Officer Reeves as a part of our department. Officer Reeves will be a valuable asset to our department and community and are proud to have him on board with us.

Public Service Announcement: The Waynesboro Police Department will be closing off some of the roadways tomorrow June 3rd from 8am till the Butterfly Walk is complete. Vehicles will not be able to turn up the Highway 64 Bypass or come past the Highway 13 Ramp, instead they will be detoured through town. Vehicles needing to leave the Hurricane Hills community will need to go out Herbert Gallian Drive to Mink Branch Road and come out either the Mink Branch Acres area or Mt Hope Road area. We will not allow any vehicles in Hurricane Meadows during the initial run period. This is in the best interest for the safety of everyone. This will only be for a few hours and we will open all traffic back to normal as soon as possible. We urge everyone traveling through Waynesboro tomorrow during these times to drive slow and watch for those directing traffic. We apologize for any inconvenience in advance. Thanks, Chief of Police Walter Smith.

We cannot think of a better organization to help raise money towards. So please like, share, and spread the word about this event!

The Waynesboro Police Department will be hosting a Handgun Permit Course “rain, sleet, snow or shine” on May 13th, 2017 at the Waynesboro Municipal Court Room from 8 a.m. till approximately 5 p.m. (depending on amount of shooters). This course is required to obtain a Handgun Carry Permit in the State of Tennessee. Applicants must complete the on-line registration with the State of Tennessee at https://apps.tn.gov/handgun Class size is a maximum of 25 students per class. (First Come First Serve) MUST be registered by Friday prior to the class! For more information, Call Lt. Jeremy Staggs 931-722-5458. Cost is $75.00

The Waynesboro Police Department was proud to be apart of the pinwheel planting to Launch Child Abuse Awareness Month for April in Wayne County. Our goal is to Promote Healthy, Happy Childhoods for our Children!

Any and all help will be appreciated we can assure you.

To whom it may concern, The Waynesboro Police Department has been accused of not taking action on an ongoing issue in relation to a dog not being taken care of in the Mink Branch Acres/Mink Branch Road area. We would like to inform our citizens we take all matters seriously and try to take what action we feel appropriate for each situation. The dog in question was checked out and the owner did take the dog to the Veterinarian’s Office where it has been checked and was treated for having worms. The dog has since gained significant weight as you can see by the picture attached. When I arrived the dog was playful and energetic, however he was not to thrilled about getting his picture taken. We have done “spot” inspections several times to check on the animals. We would like to remind our citizen’s that it is against the law to trespass on other people’s property without their permission and if the resident chooses to do so can result in criminal prosecution. We are aware there is a video of this dog with his rib bones showing, however these pictures are current as of today that are attached. Many times individuals are quick to like, share, and comment on things we see on Facebook, however sometimes there is another story that can go with that post and in many times this can be “click bait” that could damage your computer, phone, or other device. We encourage our citizen’s to communicate any issues or concerns you may have and we will always do our best to make assertive and decisive actions to solve the problem.

We are looking for a P.O.S.T. Certified Officer.

The Waynesboro Police Department will be conducting a Handgun Permit Course February 4th, 2017 and March 4th, 2017 in the Waynesboro Municipal Court Room from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. This 8 hour course is required to obtain a Handgun Carry Permit in the State of Tennessee. Our instructors are highly qualified and we can assure you that you will enjoy your learning experience. Applicants must complete the on-line registration with the State of Tennessee at https://apps.tn.gov/handgun. Class size is limited to a maximum of 25 students per class. Cost is $75.00 per person, you must furnish your own firearm and 50 rounds of ammunition. Only three people will be allowed to use the same firearm. For more information Call Lt. Jeremy Staggs at 931-722-5458. Handgun Carry Permit Application APPS.TN.GOV

The City of Waynesboro Christmas Parade has been cancelled until next Saturday at 6 p.m. due to the weather.

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The Waynesboro Police Department would like to alert our driver’s that the School Zone lights will not be operational for several days. There is a problem with the cellular connection to the units and is in the process of being fixed. We would like to remind all driver’s the speed limit from 7:15 a.m. to 8:15 a.m. and from 2:15 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. is 15 M.P.H. and a that a violation of this could result in not only a speeding citation but also a Reckless Driving citation. We would greatly appreciate everyone’s cooperation during this time to keep our children SAFE and not be exceeding the School Zone speed limits. Our ultimate goal is to keep everyone safe and these speed limits are in place to make a safer environment for the students going to and leaving the schools. We would also like to take this time to remind everyone that Lloyd Street (the pick-up area) is a One-Way street from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. for the purpose of picking up children from the Elementary School. Also, College Street is a Bus’s Only lane from 2:15 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. and all person’s lining up to pick up their student should line up on Hassell Street and wait for the bus’s to leave the parking lot before entering the parking lot. Thank you to all driver’s in advance and we hope everyone has a great school year.

The Waynesboro Police Department needs your help identifying this individual. He is wanted for questioning in regards to a vehicle Burglary on Highway 99 and some other related crimes. Any assistance will be appreciated and kept confidential if you wish. You can contact any officer, Chief Walter Smith, or Lieutenant Jeremy Staggs. Office number is 931-722-5458 Lt. Staggs email is jstaggs@cityofwaynesboro.org We do reply to Facebook messages as well.

The Waynesboro Police Department is having a Handgun Permit Course August 27th, 2016 at the Waynesboro Municipal Court Room from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. This 8 hour course is required to obtain a Handgun Carry Permit in the State of Tennessee. Applicants must complete the on-line registration with the State of Tennessee at https://apps.tn.gov/handgun. Class size is a maximum of 25 students per class. Our instructors are highly qualified and we can assure you that you will enjoy your learning experience. Cost is $75.00 per person, you must furnish your own firearm and 50 rounds of ammunition. Only three people will be allowed to use the same firearm. For more information Call Lt. Jeremy Staggs at 931-722-5458. Handgun Carry Permit Application APPS.TN.GOV

The City of Waynesboro's Annual Softball Tournament start's August 12th, 2016 after the Relay for Life Luminary Service. See Below for more information.