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Peace Officer Memorial Day

Posted on May 14, 2019

In observance of National Peace Officer Memorial Day all flags should be lowered to half- staff on May 15th from sunrise to sunset. In the aftermath of last Saturday's line of duty death of Sgt. Kelvin Ansari of the Savannah Police Department, Governor Kemp may order the flags remain lowered until the conclusion of Sgt. Ansari's funeral. Please pray for his family and friends and his brothers and sisters at Savannah P.D.

Last year one hundred sixty three Peace Officers lost their lives in the line of duty. . To date this year 42 have been killed.

It is our prayer that the citizens of our county and state know and understand the daily sacrifices made by our officers and is equally as important to remember those who have made the "ultimate sacrifice"


Thanks and God Bless,

Sheriff John G. Carter

Prom Safety Message from the Sheriff

Posted on April 18, 2017

Sheriff John Carter and Safe Kids Wayne County offer the following safety tips to help ensure a safe and enjoyable prom night.

Tips for Parents

  • Ask your teen about their plans including places, times and contact numbers.
  • Talk to your teen about the dangers and consequences of impaired and distracted driving. Tell them to BUCKLE UP!
  • Discuss with them how to handle difficult situations.  This could include being offered a ride by an impaired driver, being offered alcohol, drugs, or being pressured to have sex.
  • Do not rent hotel rooms for teens
  • Establish a curfew, know the whereabouts of pre and post prom parties, and make sure appropriate adult supervision will be present.

Tips for Teens

  • Do not feel pressured to drink, use drugs or have sex on prom night.  It is ok to say no, even if others are participating.
  • Do not drive impaired and do not get in a car with a driver who is impaired. Always Buckle Up!
  • Trust your instincts. If you feel uncomfortable or endangered, leave immediately.
  • Make sure your cell phone is charged and keep it with you.
  • Inform your parents or guardians of your plans for the evening and provide contact information.

Prom night is one of the most exciting and memorable times in a teens life. “We at the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office want all our teens to have a safe, enjoyable prom and make it a night with only positive memories”


Christmas Message from the Sheriff

Posted on December 8, 2016

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

During the holidays each year I am reminded how blessed I am to work with such an outstanding group of people. The men and women of the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office are dedicated, hardworking, caring and committed to serving the citizens of our county.

We at the Sheriff’s Office extend our sincere thanks to the residents of Wayne County. It’s your efforts, your support, your assistance and your willingness to work together that are the keys to making our community a safe and wonderful place to live, work and raise families.

At this time of the year we also say thank you to the men and women in all areas of public safety and emergency services and all of our men and women in the military that are serving around the world. May God protect them and keep them safe.

During this time many of you will be traveling on our busy roads to visit loved ones. Please drive carefully. Let’s make this a safe and joyous holiday season. Many of us will give and receive gifts and it is a wonderful time to be with family and friends but most of all it is a time to celebrate the birth of our savior Jesus Christ …. the GREATEST GIFT OF ALL.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

From our Family to yours
May God bless you all,

 Sheriff John G. & Marcia Carter