Firearms Familarization Training for Ladies

Posted on March 15, 2018

Sheriff John Carter announces that the Sheriff's Office will be offering Firearms Familarization Training for Ladies that are residents of Wayne County, Georgia. Interested applicants must be 21 years of age and legally own/possess a handgun. This will be an 8 hour course of instruction. Wayne County residents interested in applying for this course should contact Lt. Ben Robertson at (912) 427-5970 extension 1320 for applicant requirements and application packet. You may also download the application from the webiste under documents. The first set of classes are April 12th, 19th, 24th and 26th at 5:30pm at the Firing Range. You must attend all four classes to complete the course.

Thank You

Posted on February 23, 2018

Lunch & Learn

Posted on December 1, 2017


Lunch & Learn - A study committee open to the public to learn about the benefit of state funded compensation for officers. 

Have lunch and learn how you can help your local law enforcement officers.  Sheriff John Carter invites the citizens of Wayne to show support by attending this event in Liberty County.
This event is free and open to the public.
Please RSVP by calling the Liberty County Sheriff's Office (912) 876-2131


School's Open - Please Drive Carefully!

Posted on August 3, 2017

Sheriff John Carter, the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office and Safe Kids Wayne County hopes that everyone has had a fun and safe summer.

Back to school is an exciting and busy time of year for all of us.  We ask everyone to please abide by all traffic laws and be extra cautious as the traffic volume on our roadways increases. The safety of our children is the No. 1 priority. 

Please consider the following:

  • Decrease speed in school zones
  • Yield to pedestrians crossing the road within crosswalks
  • Children under 8 are required to be in a car seat or a booster seat suitable for their height and weight
  • Children under 8 whose height is less than 57 inches must ride in the backseat of a car
  • Children 8 to 17 must wear a seat belt
  • Children under 18 are prohibited from riding in the open bed of a pickup truck
  • It is unlawful for any vehicle to pass a stopped school bus while it is loading or unloading passengers.  Vehicles traveling on a highway divided by a median on the opposite side from the stopped school bus are not required to stop.

All of us at the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office wish our community a safe return to school and continued safety throughout the school year!

Happy Fourth of July!

Posted on July 3, 2017

The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office would like to wish everyone a safe and enjoyable 4th of July.

Sheriff John Carter and Safe Kids Wayne County offer the following safety tips

FIREWORKS - What you need to know
We all know fireworks are fun. Unfortunately, more than 10,000 people are treated for firework related injuries in hospital emergency rooms each year. The best way to protect your family is to attend public firework displays and leave the lighting to the professionals.

If you plan to celebrate with an at-home firework display, please take precautions.

• Use fireworks OUTDOORS, away from buildings
• Read the cautionary labels before lighting a firework
• Never give fireworks to children. 
• Sparklers can burn at 2000°f
• Wear safety glasses when shooting fireworks
• Always have a bucket of water and water hose nearby
• Never carry fireworks in your pocket

• You must be 18 years old or older to buy fireworks
• Do not light fireworks if under the influence of drugs
• Do not light fireworks if under the influence or alcohol
• Do not light fireworks on roads or highways
• Fireworks are prohibited in state parks
• Use of fireworks in other parks require a special license
• It is illegal to light fireworks within 100 yards of a:

  • Hospital
  • Nursing Hone
  • Prison
  • Nuclear Power Plant
  • Gas Station or Refinery

• Fourth of July: until midnight
• New Years: until 1am
• Any other day: Not after 9pm

A 5% Georgia tax on fireworks goes towards the state’s trauma care network, training and equipment for firefighters

More pets run away on the Fourth of July than any other day, so you should take extra steps to ensure their safety. Make sure your pet is wearing proper identification.

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ON THE ROAD – Slow Down, Buckle Up, Hang Up and Drive Sober
For anyone who is traveling this 4th of July weekend, remember to always wear your seat belt and never drink and drive – instead, call a designated driver to get you home safely. Not only do you risk your life when you drive impaired, you are putting the others at risk, too.

Georgia Law requires children under 8 years old ride in a car seat or booster appropriate for their height and weight. Children over 8 years old must wear a seat belt.

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