The Wayne County Sheriff's Office is primarily committed to the duties of law enforcement in the County, including:

  • Keeping the peace
  • Preventing crime
  • Protecting the property of our citizens and of visitors to our County
  • Ferreting out crime
  • Apprehending and arresting criminals
  • Securing evidence of those crimes
  • Bringing those responsible to the courts


The Sheriff's Office is also responsible for:

  • Serving, executing and returning all writs of the courts
  • Directing the sale of property under foreclosure
  • Serving subpoenas demanding appearance in the courts
  • Collecting delinquent property taxes for the County
  • Performing all other lawful duties of peace officers in Wayne County

The Sheriff's Office is responsible for the prisoners of the County and makes arrangements for housing them in nearby correctional facilities. There is no formal jail in Wayne County.

Sheriff's Office Staff