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Waynesville, North Carolina Jail and Mugshot Information

Waynesville is a town located in Haywood County where it also serves as the county seat. It is the largest town in the county with approximately 9,958 residents based on the 2016 census. The mayor is Gavin A. Brown. The Town Manager is Rob Hites.

Town Hall:
16 South Main Street, PO Box 100
Waynesville NC 28786
Phone: 828-452-2491

Waynesville Town Hall

Town Manager’s Office:

In 2016, the crime index of Waynesville was 372.1 which was much higher than the US average (283.0). During this year there were no arson cases reported. However, there were 2 reported murders, 4 reported rapes, 3 reported robberies, 17 reported assaults, 171 reported burglaries, 233 reported thefts, and 46 reported auto thefts. As of December 2018, 55 registered sex offenders are residing in Waynesville. The ratio of residents to sex offenders is 182 to 1.

Waynesville, North Carolina Police Station Information

The town of Waynesville had 534 reported incidents in 2016 which gave it a total crime rate of 5,352 crimes for every 100,000 people. This was almost double the North Carolina average (2,909 crimes for every 100,000 individuals) and the US average (2,745 crimes for every 100,000 people). Theft was the most frequently reported incident that year.

The Waynesville Police Department consists of 34 full-time sworn officers, 10 part-time sworn officers, 8 full-time non-sworn employees, and 8 part-time non-sworn employees. They are all under the command of Police Chief William Hollingsed. The WPD has three divisions – Patrol, Criminal Investigations, and Special Operations.

Waynesville Police Department:
9 South Main St., Suite 100
Waynesville, NC 28786
Phone: 828-456-5363
Fax: 828-456-2001

Waynesville Police Dept

Chief of Police:

Additional Information:
Address 1: 9 S Main St
City: Waynesville
State: North Carolina
Zip Code: 28786-6700
County: Haywood County
Phone #: 828-456-5363
Fax #: 828-456-2001
Type: Police Departments
Population Served: 11000
Number of Officers: 42

The Haywood County Detention Center is the facility used by the Waynesville Police Department to house its pre-trial inmates. The jail can hold up to 150 male and female inmates. Inmate visitation is by appointment only. To schedule a visit, you can call (866) 340-7879 between 8am to 8pm, Monday through Friday, and 2pm through 6pm on Saturdays. All visits must be scheduled 24 hours in advance.

Visitation is conducted according to the schedule below:

A-Pod & Annex: Mondays 6:00 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Dorm: Wednesdays 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
B-Pod: Thursdays 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
C-Pod: Sundays 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
D-Pod: Saturdays 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Open Records Request in Waynesville, North Carolina

The Town Clerk is the official custodian of all permanent records that pertain to the Town’s Business. If you wish to see or obtain a copy of a public record, you can get in touch with the Town Clerk’s Office at The current Town Clerk is Eddie Ward.

Police Reports in Waynesville, North Carolina

If you wish to get a copy of a police report, you can submit a request through the online form located on the Waynesville Police Department website. You’ll need to provide the date of the report, type of report, your name, email, and address.

Waynesville Public Record Request Form

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