The Waycross Police Department began a quest to become nationally recognized in 1988. We set records by many standards in becoming ready for our on-site trails in 1990. We actually received our National Accreditation status in July of 1990 to become the 158th police department in the U.S. and the 10th in Georgia to achieve this sought-after status. Since, we have risen to the challenge of Re-Accreditation seven times. We are very proud of this achievement, as it is proof on paper that we strive to be the best. Not proof by us, but by a commission of judges, politicians, police chiefs, and other prominent peers from around the country.