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.

Police Patch
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.

Monthly Statistics


Total Traffic Citations84

Aggressive / Reckless Driving2

Child Safety Seat1

City Ordinance Traffic Citations
Affray2Failure to Yield to Pedestrians2
Battery  1Fleeing
Contempt of Court1Hands Free Law / Texting4
Criminal Damage to Property1License Offenses8
Disorderly Conduct2Moving Violations17
Loitering or Prowling2No Insurance
Possession of Drug Related Object1Open Container4
Possession of Marijuana < oz3Registrations / License Plate Violations2
Public Drunkenness3Seat Belt
Simple Assault1Speeding37
Simple Battery1



Previous months

SEPT OCT        

Police Records Request

All public record requests begin with the City Clerk, Jan LeViner. Send an email or letter to:

jleviner@cityoftybee.org, or,

Attn: Jan LeViner, Open Records
Tybee City Hall
PO Box 2749
Tybee Island, GA 31328

Please include your contact information, and details of the information required, such as date and time, location, citation number, and any other identifying information to help the Clerk in fulfilling your request. Open Records documentation is not a free service, although charges are minimal. They vary depending on the extent of data and research required to fulfill your request.

Retrieving your Property from the Police Property/Evidence Rooms

Property can be released between the hours of 9 - 11 a.m. and 1 - 3:30 p.m., Monday - Friday. Come to the TIPD Lobby in the Public Safety Building and ask for Lieutenant West or Captain Hayes.

Georgia Bureau of Investigation Information

Visit the Georgia Bureau of Investigation website to check the Georgia sex offender registry, missing and 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 (PDF).

For information or assistance, call the Victim-Witness Assistance Program in the Office of District Attorney Meg Heap at 912-652-7329 or 800-477-5959

TIPD Luncheon - Neighbors Helping Neighbors

Tybee Island Adult Group
Helping Our Neighbors

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!

Come be our neighbor and bring a friend!

Upcoming Luncheons: