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

Due to our agency being made aware of parents concerns from a verbal threat made yesterday. We would like to let everyone know the situation was promptly handled by the School System and Law Enforcement. The individual involved was removed from the school and our agency intends to do extra patrols through the schools as an extra measure to keep our School System safe. We understand parents concerns for the safety of their children, especially with recent events at other schools in our country. Our agency does not take any type of threat lightly and willl take all measure's necessary to ensure the safety of our children.

Our officers at the Waynesboro Police Department have participated in several trainings over the last couple of months to better train, equip, and prepare our officers for the duties we perform in our daily functions. Our officers have recently been trained and now carry Narcan Nasal Spray in the event we respond to a possible overdose our officers are now trained to assess the situation and administer Narcan Nasally to possibly reverse the effects of the opiates in the person’s system until EMS can arrive on scene for further treatment. In December all officers participated in a rigorous firearm training qualification, practicing skills for active shooter events, response to deadly force encounters, and other firearms training scenarios. Also, in December our officers participated in an Introduction to Drug Interdiction Training. This training was conducted by Agent Shane Fisher of the 24th Judicial District Drug Task Force. Agent Fisher, a native of Wayne County, was recently awarded, in 2017, with Narcotics Agent of the Year for the third time by the Narcotics Officer Association. In 2017 Agent Fisher was responsible for seizing approximately half a million dollars in drug funds, a large quantity of drugs, and captured a wanted fugitive. Agent Fisher is a nationally recognized instructor who started his career in Wayne County at the Sheriff’s Department. Over the course of Agent Fisher’s career, he has been responsible for seizing millions of dollars of drug money and pounds of illegal drugs. Our goal through Agent Fisher’s training is to equip our officers with the training and tools they need to take more drugs off the streets. We strive to offer our officers the best, training, and equipment our small agency possibly can to better serve and protect our citizens in our community and Wayne County. The training Agent Fisher provided our officers would normally be unaffordable to provide to our entire agency, however Agent Fisher provided this to our agency at no cost on his own time to help us with our efforts to take more drugs off the streets. Additionally, the Narcan and the training to administer the product was also provided at no cost through a statewide grant. We look forward to providing our agency with more training in 2018 to assist our officers in their daily functions in serving our great community and it’s citizens.

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Seeking the publics HELP! We are looking for any information anyone may have in regards to the Wayne Farmer's Co-op Saw Shop being broken into Saturday, December 16th, at approximately 9:00 p.m. Two individuals driving a newer model, dark colored, crew cab Chevrolet pickup truck backed up to the Saw Shop Doors and stole several Stihl products. When the pickup left the parking lot it drove West on Highway 99 with several Stihl products in the bed of the truck. If anyone has any information in regards to this case please contact Lt. Jeremy Staggs at 931-722-5458 or email jstaggs@cityofwaynesboro.org.

Grace House Cakes & More will be having a bake sale at the Piggly Wiggly in Waynesboro this Saturday to raise money for our Cops for Kids program. Our program benefits children in and around Waynesboro to have a SPECIAL Christmas. We select what ever number of kids our monies allow and take them to Fred’s on a bus with a police escort to “shop with a cop” and purchase items they want for Christmas (many times these children buy some items for others rather than just themselves), then we take them for lunch and end the day at City Hall meeting with Santa and getting more presents provided by Toys for Tots. We have also been providing them with a warm jacket. These children are hand selected and all very well deserved. So we ask you go on down and show your support for this great cause and get some yummy goodies. We all know how great these cooks are so you will definitely be getting your money’s worth.

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.

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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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