It is the mission of the Waynesville Police Department to safeguard the lives and property of the people we serve,
to reduce the incidence and fear of crime, and to enhance public safety while working with the diverse communities
to improve their quality of life. Our mandate is to do so with honor and integrity, while at all times
conducting ourselves with the highest ethical standards to maintain public confidence.

Welcome From Chief Gary Copeland

“Thank you for visiting the Waynesville Police Department web page. The Waynesville Police Department is a full service, professional law enforcement agency serving the needs of the residents and visitors of the Village of Waynesville. I am proud to be the chief of a staff that is committed to community policing and improving the quality of life within the Village. We believe that the policing and protection of our Village is a shared effort between the police department and the citizens we serve. I hope our web page has afforded you the opportunity to get to know our staff and the roles we have. In addition, we have attached information and links to better serve your needs. We look forward to working with you and invite any recommendations or comments you may have.”