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

Municipal Court
Judge: Honorable Steven Scheer   2014 COURT DATES
  January: 7th and 21th
  February: 11th and 25th 
  March: 11th and 25th
Location:   April: 8th, 15th and 22nd
Tybee Island Police Department/Courtroom   May: 6th, 13th and 20th (20th Is GSP Only)
78 Van Horne Drive Tybee Island, GA 31328     June: 10th, 17th and 24th
Telephone (912) 786-5635   July: 15th, 22nd and 29th
  August: 12th, 19th and 26th
Mailing Address:   September: 9th, 16th and 30th 
Tybee Island Municipal Court   October: 14th and 28th
P. O. Box 1340   November: 4th and 18th
Tybee Island, GA 31328   December: 2nd and 16th (16th Is GSP Only)

General Information:
Any rescheduling of cases must be completed by 4:00 PM one day prior to court date. If any defendant fails to either post a cash bond or appear in court as scheduled that defendant's drivers license is subject to being suspended, or an arrest warrant for Failure to Appear could be issued.
When in court, appropriate attire is required.  Persons will not appear in bathing suits or halter tops.  Weapons of any kind, hats, chewing gum, and food/drinks are prohibited in court.  Defendants who do not arrive on time may be held in contempt.  Cell phones, pagers and similar devices that disturb the court will be confiscated.  Young children are not permitted in court. 

Fine Payment:
Traffic fines and local ordinance fines may be paid at the department through the day prior to the court date. We accept cash, money order, credit/debit cards, and cashier's checks.  We do not accept personal checks.  If the fine is not paid beforehand the defendant must appear in court on the time and date shown on the traffic citation or subpoena.
 
The Tybee Island Municipal Court has recently enabled an online site for paying your traffic tickets online at www.tybeeislandtix.com. This site can only be used to pay police-issued citations online; if you need assistance using this service, please call the toll-free number at 800-701-8560. If your citation requires a personal court appearance, you will be unable to pay online, and you will need to be present at the Court date indicated on your citation. Paying parking tickets online is still done through the "Pay Parking Tickets" link under Online Payments to the left on each page.
 
Chatham County District Attorney's Office
133 Montgomery St # 600
Savannah, GA 31401-3243
(912) 652-7308

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

Neighborhood Watch Neighborhood Outlines

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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!

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