403 Butler Avenue
Tybee Island, GA 31328
tel. (912)786-4573

Tybee Island Police Department

Mission Statement

The mission of the Tybee Island Police Department is to strengthen and maintain the social order of the community by providing professional law enforcement services, having the best training and resources for education, while remaining within prescribed ethical and constitutional limits.  The Department will provide services which contribute to the preservation of life, the protection of property, and the general safety of the community.  The Department will work to prevent, detect and investigate criminal activity, to recover lost and stolen property, employ organized traffic control and to apprehend and prosecute suspected offenders all while following a very structured management system while constantly assessing our performance.  The Department will further provide community service under non-criminal circumstances such as natural or man made disasters and medical emergencies.  The Department will actively solicit and encourage the contribution of all citizens to assist in the formulation of activities which accomplish these goals.


General Contact Information
Emergency:    911
Dispatch Office (non-emergency):  912-786-5600
Administration and Records:  912-786-5635

General E-mail - police@cityoftybee.org
Chief: Robert Bryson

Police Records Request
RiskJockey provides a convenient form allowing open records requests for all forms of police records and recordings. Visit www.riskjockey.com to use this request method.

Retrieving your Property from the Police Property/Evidence Rooms
Property can be released between the hours of 9a-11a and 1p-3:30p, Monday-Friday. Come to the TIPD Lobby at 78 Van Horn in the Public Safety Building, and ask for Sgt. West or Capt. Hayes.

GBI Information
Use this link to check the GA sex offender registry, missing & exploited children database, identity theft and criminal history checks:

Victim's Bill of Rights
Victims of many types of crimes have rights and responsibilities under a Georgia Law (O.C.G.A. 17-17-1) called the Victims' Bill of rights. This brochure explains some of your rights.

Victim's Bill of Rights

For information or assistance, call the Victim-Witness Assistance Program in the Office of district Attorney Spencer Lawton, Jr. 912-652-7329 or 1-800-477-5959

Register your bicycle for an added level of insurance
Bicycle theft is one of the easiest crimes to discourage: Simply lock your bicycle when it is not in use. Thieves are looking for an innocuous crime with a quick getaway, and a bicycle locked to a fixture like a bike rack or pipe presents neither. In the event your bicycle is stolen, a registration gives the police a quick method for locating you should your bicycle be recovered - most stolen bicycles on Tybee are used for a short period and then abandoned, but without a way to locate the owner, the police can only impound the bicycle and wait for someone to report the theft.

Tybee has long had a registration program, and the TIPD will soon provide difficult-to-remove stickers for registered bicycles which will serve as a further deterrent to theft. Please take a few moments to register your bicycle, old or new, by downloading and completing the registration form. Completed forms should be presented by the owner at the police station at 70 Van Horne along with the bicycle so the owner's identity and the bicycle serial number can both be confirmed.
Thanks for helping prevent bicycle theft!


August 31, 2015 - TIPD VIP Luncheon - Neighbors Helping Neighbors
Event Location
Old School Cafeteria
Start Date
8/31/2015 11:00 AM
End Date
8/31/2015 12:00 PM
TIPD Chief Robert Bryson has created a new group propelled by adult residents giving back to each other - helping to accomplish whatever needs to be done for the comfort and companionship of fellow residents. The YMCA has come on board to give their support, and our restaurants have come forward, too, giving their goods and support to this project.

Visit with your neighbors, and learn more about what we can do for our friends on the island.

Our ultimate goal is for a kinder, happier group of helpful neighbors on Tybee. If you are unable to attend, due to health or other needs, you are one of our more cherished VIP’s. We are seeking to offer our help. If you are not needing help, we need you to help others, and if you need help getting the garbage out from your second story house, but have a need to give back, well… we need you too!

Attend these monthly meetings with island restaurants contributing free lunches!

For further questions, contact Chief Bryson directly at 912-472-5091. Come be our neighbor and bring a friend!
Contact Name
Chief Robert Bryson
Contact Phone
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