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

Calling all facebook friends! If you have a young man at the ages of 13-17 that would like to have fun over Fall Break we still need some campers asap!! We will teach them Crime Prevention, they will have church every morning, Fish,Basketball,kickball, Zip line, games, pool, Swimming if it is warm enough (with certified life guard), foosball, ping pong, movie night, eat 3 meals a day with snacks in between homemade meals! They get to hang out with police department employees from Sunday October 7th-Wednesday October 10th. Its an experience they do not want to miss! Campers will arrive Sunday at 1pm at the Waycross Police Department and depart at 2pm from police department to the Camp Okefenokee. The campers will return on Wednesday October 10th at 1pm at the Police department where they will be picked up. We have several spots open!! Come to the Waycross Police Department to fill out an application. You will get a list of what you need to bring! Again do not missout for the fun adventure for your young man!! Also the deadline to sign up is Thursday October 4th by Noon!

Sorry I don't understand why all the photo's didn't post yesterday. Here you go.

Womens Firearms training 2018

Great group of ladies participated in our last Womens firearms class. We hope you had fun and found the class worthwild.

The Waycross Police Department graduated the 2018 Citizen Police Academy class last week on June 12, 2018. Students participated in various classes demonstrating the many different aspects of the Police Department. Topics included Administration, Personnel and Training, Patrol Operations, Criminal Investigations, K-9, SWAT, Crime Prevention, Traffic Enforcement, and Firearms. Participants were particularly impressed with the high degree of training of the Waycross Officers. Some also took advantage of the opportunity to “ride-along” with an officer and see first hand the officers performing their duties. They enjoyed the “traffic” education and some “hands-on” experience. Several commented that the officers must react under extreme stress and must be mentally and physically fit for the job. Students left with a better understanding of a police officers job. CPA Class graduates were: Sarah Carter, Roberta Eady, Terry Marchman Jr., Ruth Miller, Mary Mullis, Vivian Reid, Bill Russ, Cindy Russ, Larry Sholston, Kathleen Vitalis, Earnestine Williams, Verniese Williams, Yolanda Williams, and Myra Young. Another Citizen Police Academy class will be scheduled in 2019. Further details will be announced at a later date. For more information, contact Officer Jessica McIntosh at the Waycross Police Departme

The womens firearm class has been full since June 19th. If you didn't receive a call from Officer McIntosh about attending then you have been placed on a waiting list and will be called as we have more classes. We are so thankful for your interest and will try to have as many classes as possible to meet your demand. Thanks for being patient.

Just wanted to remind everyone that we will be hosting another Community Meeting on July 13th in District 2 at 6pm at 405 Wilkerson Street. Please attend if you would like to be apart of the neighborhood watch program in the area. Also if you are having any concerns in your area please come out and voice your opinion. Thanks!

The Waycross Police Department is not soliciting for donations from our Citizens. Please do not respond to these requests.

The Women's Firearms Course for July 9th,10th, and 11th are now full. You may still go ahead and fill out a form at the Waycross Police Department to wait for the next up coming firearms course. Thank You!

The Waycross Police Department will be hosting a Community Meeting for District 2 at 405 Wilkerson Street July 13th at 6:00pm. We would like the Citizens of Waycross to join us so you can dicuss your concerns and ideas about your district. At the meeting we will speak about coordinating a neighborhood watch in your area. If you are interested in participating, you will need to attend the meeting. Thank you for helping make our community Great!!

This is the group that helps the Waycross Police department. If you are interested please contact Officer Jessica McIntosh or Chief Tanner at 9122872921. We may be able to offer assistance for up to 10 kids. This is not our camp but it is sponsored by the camp which supports our two camps. Camp Okefenokee

For all you Waycross Police department kids who have attended Camp Okefenokee with the Waycross police department this is a great opportunity to attend a great camp.Those who have never attended please take advantage if a tremendous opportunity to attend. If you need assistance please call 912 287-2921 and ask for Jessica McIntosh or Chief Tanner if you need assistance with the fee. Limited funds may be available.

It that time again for our Women's Firearm Safety Training. The class will be held on July 9th,10th,and 11th. First night will be held at the Waycross Police Department at 6:00pm-9:00pm. You will need to come to the Waycross Police Department with a photo ID and fill out an firearm application. You will need to bring the handgun you would like to use. The handgun has to be larger than a 22 caliber. You will need to bring your own ammunition. The first night we will serve pizza. The class is free of charge. Please have your application turned in no later than July 2nd at 4pm. Thank You and we look forward to teaching you about gun safety!!

Today is National Law Enforcement Memorial Day. It is a time for us to reflect on all of those who have gone before us. It is a time to reflect on those who served with honor and distinction during their careers and mostly of those who were injured and killed while serving their communities. It is with great sadness that in todays society Law Enforcement officers are being attacked for doing their jobs. Officers are under threat daily across our nation and many days attacks are carried out successfully against them. We pray for each officer to make it home safe everyday. We have been blessed that it has been a long time since we have lost an officer and we pray everyday for our officers safety. Unfortunately, we have not escaped the violence entirely and have lost officers in the past. Today we remember and thank them for their service and their sacrifice. Killed in the line of Duty Officer Walter Brakes - August 26,1920, Waycross Police Department Captain P.W. Farr - April 9, 1944, Waycross Police Department James H. Johnson - July 22,1931, Ware County Police Department Disabled by Gunfire Officer W.C. Coggins - April 9,1944, Waycross Police Department

More photos from the Miracle League

The Citizens Police Academy started last Thursday. We had seventeen that attended and learned about the Waycross Police Department. They also got of glimpse of how the Constitution, Ammedments and Case law control our actions and the way we do our jobs. This week will be about Personnel Selection,Training and Internal affairs.

.2018 Georgia Cities Week Veterans Program Hosted by the Waycross Police Department

Women's Firearms Training Course,May 2018. More photos to follow

On May 5, 2018 the Waycross Police Department developed information which led to a suspect in the case involving the suspicious death of a female who was found in a field near Pine Hill Crossing shopping center. The suspect’s vehicle was tracked to a location in Brantley County. After asking for assistance from the Brantley County Sheriff’s office in verifying that the suspect vehicle, a semi-truck was actually at the location, detectives and supervisors traveled to the location. The Brantley County Sheriff’s office provided great assistance in the matter and after obtaining a search warrant made entry into the vehicle and located the suspect. Based on evidence at the scene in Waycross and located on the vehicle an arrest was made in the death. The Police Department arrested John Leon Bell W/M 51 years old of a Mattie Shuman Road address in Hoboken, Georgia. Mr. Bell was transported to the Waycross Police Department where he was charged with Murder. He was then transferred to the Ware County Jail. The semi-tractor was placed into evidence at the Police Department. The Waycross Police Department would like to express our sincere thanks to the Brantley County Sheriff’s office and Sheriff Len Davis for their support and invaluable assistance in this matter. We are still asking that if anyone was driving down Dorothy Street on May 4th or in the Pine Hill Crossing shopping center and saw anything unusual in the grassy lot at the entrance to the Pine hill Crossing shopping center between Tebeau Street and McDonald Street on Dorothy Street to please give us a call. We believe the incident probably occurred between 8:00 p.m. and the time the call was received at 10:51 p.m. Chief Tony Tanner Waycross Police Department

Spring Boys camp 8-13 yoa

The Waycross Police Department still has openings for the Citizens Police Academy. To apply, you must come to the Waycross Police Department and fill out an application and have your photo ID. We invite you to apply and have the experience to walk in the shoes of a Waycross Police Officer. If you have any questions please contact Community Relations Officer Jessica McIntosh- 912-287-2921-work cell# 912-614-1928- email-jmcintosh@waycrossga.com. The deadline to fill out an application is April 23rd.