The Office

The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office is a full-service law enforcement agency responsible for preventing and investigating crime, operating the county detention center and performing the court-related functions of a traditional sheriff’s office.

The men and women of the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office work 24 hours a day 365 days a year to provide competent, effective public safety services to all county residents and visitors through efficient, professional and ethical law enforcement and crime prevention practices and with the highest regard for human dignity.

Responsibilities of the Sheriff’s Office include patrolling county, state and federal roads and highways in Wayne County, providing security for the courts, the service of civil process, enforcing local, state and federal laws, investigating crimes in the county and operating the county jail.

Other duties include preventive patrol, responding to calls for service, detection and arrest of suspected offenders, traffic management and traffic safety and reducing drug related crimes.

The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office enforces the law fairly and impartially, recognizing both the statutory and judicial limitations of the Sheriff’s Office authority and the constitutional rights of all persons. It is not the role of the Sheriff's Office to legislate, render legal judgments or punish.

We cover 649 square miles of Wayne County, protect nearly 31,000 residents and take our role to serve and protect very seriously.