Waynesboro Police Department
The Waynesboro Police Department's mission is to provide assistance to those in need, investigate alleged violations of the law, apprehend criminals, and provide a preventative patrol of Waynesboro's city limits.
Located in Wayne County, MS., Waynesboro is the county seat and the only incorporated city in the county. Currently, the city population is approximately 6,200 citizens, the area of the city limits is 12.86 sq. miles, with 112.31 miles of streets. US Hwy 45 (running north-south) and US Hwy 84 (running east-west) intersect in Waynesboro. US Hwy 63 begins at the courthouse in Waynesboro and travels south to the Gulf Coast of Mississippi.
Under the direction of Chief Leonard Frost, the Waynesboro Police Department has 14 full-time sworn officers, 4 part-time officers, and 6 civilian employees. The purpose of this site is to provide the citizens of Waynesboro and its surrounding communities with current department news, press releases, and crime bulletins. Also, if you have information concerning criminal activity, you can submit that information online via our Submit a Tip form.
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Bunch named the New Chief of Police
The Waynesboro Board of Alderman appointed James C. "Jimmy" Bunch as Interim Police Chief on August 6th 2009. Bunch, a veteran of the Waynesboro Police Department was hired as a police in 1986 and has served in different capacities within the Department. After serving as a patrol officer for several years he was transferred to the felony investigations unit of the Department and worked as a narcotics agent with the newly formed "Wayne County Metro Narcotics Unit" which is now the South Mississippi Narcotics Task Force. Bunch also served as a Special Agent with the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics(MBN) during this time. After assignment back to the patrol division Bunch was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant in 1991 and in 1997 accepted a position as a K-9 officer with the department.
Police Memorial to be held on September 28, 2008 @ 10:00 am at the Waynesboro Memorial Library. (Note -- This article was originally published on August 25, 2006)