Message from the Chief

Chief Bill Hollingsed

Thank you for taking the time to learn more about the Waynesville Police Department and for visiting our web site. I am proud to serve as the Chief of Police for the Town of Waynesville and feel fortunate to work with an outstanding group of men and women dedicated to the values of Courage, Honor, and Commitment and to maintaining public safety for our residents, businesses, and visitors. 

As the law enforcement profession continues to evolve, the Waynesville Police Department is committed to maintaining trust with our community and continuing to build positive relationships with those that we serve. We recognize that the responsibility we are given has a tremendous impact on the community and we continually strive to ensure that our actions, individually and collectively, are not just lawful and appropriate but are aimed at doing the best we can in every situation. Our Officers strive to “make a difference” each and every day that we come to work. We are proud of this profession and the opportunity to serve.  

We appreciate your interest in the Waynesville Police Department and encourage you to con­sider working with us in the weeks, months, and years ahead. For more information and updates about what about the Waynesville Police Department, follow us on social media, and consider enrolling in our next WPD Citizens Police Academy. 

If you have any questions or would like to provide any feedback, feel free to visit us at 9 South Main Street, to call us at (828)456-5363, or email me at


Chief Bill Hollingsed Signature

William H. Hollingsed

Chief of Police