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 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.
Police Records Request
All public record requests begin with the City Clerk, Jan LeViner. Send an email or letter to:
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.
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.Link to page
CrimeStoppers will take your email, web submissions, phone calls, and text messages, including pictures.Link to page
Domestic Abuse Resources & Assistance
Find resources to help with domestic abuse.Link to page
Find Lost Property
The Tybee Police Department finds lost items or seizes various types of properties during investigations. If they are unable to find the proper owner, these items may end up at auction. If you see an item here that you believe is yours, please contact the Tybee Police to file a claim before it is sold!Link to page
Surveillance video for businesses
Advice on how to select the best video recording equipment to protect your premises and assist the police and finding perpetratorsLink to page
Reputable companies do not make unsolicited phone calls. Multiple reports of telephone scams reach the TIPD every month. If you get an unexpected phone call, even if they seem to be calling from a company that you normally do business with, start out with a healthy dose of skepticism!Link to page
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!