Mission Statement 

“Our mission is to provide a safe environment for all citizens through the collective contributions of the community. Pride and integrity reflect our dedication to community values”.

Statement of Values

The Waynesville Police Department holds forth professional integrity as our most fundamental value. Professional integrity includes:

Personal Integrity

We have personal integrity. We are committed to the highest professional and ethical standards. We are truthful and sincere. We believe that integrity is the foundation for trust in the community.


We are professional. We are dedicated to providing quality service by being progressive, well trained, disciplined, and highly motivated employees. We will strive to actively obtain public input in the development of our policies and programs. We serve as role models for the community by projecting a positive image with a spirit of cooperation and teamwork.


We are respectful. We are committed to protecting and preserving the rights of individuals as guaranteed by the Constitution. We treat everyone with dignity, understanding, and compassion in a way we want to be treated.


We are fair. We deliver consistent service to all those in our community through understanding and non-prejudicial judgement. We are equally responsive to the needs of all people.


We are loyal. We are principled, accountable, and supportive. We support the mission, vision, and values of the Waynesville Police Department.   


Three divisions 

Patrol, Criminal Investigations, and Special Operations.


The Waynesville Police Department Communications Center dispatch all police calls for service. The dispatchers are also responsible for all walk-in traffic and general inquiries from the public. All after-hours calls for Public Works are handled by our dispatchers. All dispatchers are certified through the NC Training and Standards Commission, Division of Criminal Information.