Scam Alert

Posted on June 14, 2018

The Wayne County Sheriff's Office has received multiple reports of debit account fraud from several victims, particularly in the Odum area. Please check your accounts and ensure there aren’t any fraudulent charges.

Today 06/11/2018, we examined the pumps at Odum General. The owner was very helpful in assisting us and the inspector from the state. The owner also wants to find out who may be responsible. 
At this time, we did not find a device (skimmer) on the pumps. Continue to keep watch on your accounts and report any fraud to your financial institution. You can also file a report with us. 
Thank you again to everyone who helped bring this to our attention and spread the word.


Posted on June 13, 2018


Sheriff John G Carter wishes to remind everyone that June 14 is National Flag Day.  All citizens are encouraged to attend the annual Flag Day services which will be held at the Jesup Elks Lodge, located at 1802 S Hwy 301, Jesup, GA, next to the skating rink, on Thursday, June 14, 2018, at 7:30 am.  This Annual event is sponsored by Jesup Elks Lodge #2133.  Also participating will be VFW Post # 4583 and the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office Honor Guard. 

Flag Day is celebrated each June 14, the date designated by President Woodrow Wilson in 1916. It honors the creation of the Stars and Stripes as the official flag of the United States. Flag Day was not formally recognized until President Harry Truman, himself an Elk, signed a 1949 resolution declaring Flag Day a national day of observation. The Continental Congress adopted the design of the Stars and Stripes on June 14, 1777, resolving: “The flag of the United States shall be 13 stripes, alternate red and white,” and that “the Union be thirteen stars, white in a blue field, representing a new constellation.”

Each year on June 14, every Elks Lodge is mandated to conduct a Flag Day ceremony.  This ceremony is open to the public so that we can show our community that we honor our flag and all it stands for.

Prom 2018

Posted on April 14, 2018

Sheriff John Carter, the men and women of the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office, together with Safe Kids Wayne County, wish our high school students a safe and happy prom. Whether driving or riding you should always make wise choices to stay safe.

Scam Alert

Posted on March 27, 2018

The Wayne County Sheriff's Office has received multiple reports regarding a scam. Anyone who receives a suspicious phone call where the caller advises the recipient they have missed jury selection/service and demands a payment via Green Dot Card is asked to note the time and date of the call, the phone number, and the name of the person calling. DO NOT send money, provide pre-paid credit card or personal information to the caller. Contact the Wayne County Communications Department non emergency number at (912) 427-5992.

We also suggest that you file a complaint with the FBI. IC3 complaints filed via this website: are forwarded to the appropriate agency for possible investigation. You might also consider contacting CrimeStoppers USA at 1-800-222-TIPS.

Security Checks

Posted on March 15, 2018

Sheriff John Carter announces that the Sheriff's Office will be offering free security checks for all local businesses and churches as well as civic organizations. The Sheriff's Office will also provide training on Active Shooter, De-escalationTechniques and First Aid for interested business management / staff , church staff and congregations, civic organizations and their members. For more information, interested parties should contact the Wayne County Sheriffs Office at (912) 427-5970