Public Information Office & Community Relations  

The mission of the Chatham County Sheriff’s Office Public Information Office is to ensure that the community is kept informed in a timely manner about current events, programs and news. The Public Information Officers are the official spokespersons for the department relating to inquiries from the media and other various sources.

Chatham County Sheriff Al St Lawrence recognizes that an important and essential building block of a law enforcement agency is open communication with the public it serves. Sheriff St Lawrence firmly believes this will ensure the confidence, respect and trust of the citizens of Chatham County.

The Chatham County Sheriff’s Office will continue to maintain a close relationship with the residents of the Savannah metropolitan area and the media. This website will allow us to reach out “on-line” to disseminate timely information about department-related activities, programs and newsworthy events that impact the community.  The Public Information Office will continue to provide information that is complete, accurate, and up to date.

Contact the Public Information Office at:
912.652.7613 or 912.652.7682

Director of Public Information & Community Relations  

Gena Bilbo
Director of Public Information & Community Relations

In 2013 the Chatham County Sheriff’s Office welcomed Gena Bilbo as the new Director to Public Information & Community Relations. She brings over 20 years of experience to the division. During her career with the Savannah Chatham Police Department she faithfully served as a Patrol Officer, Crime Prevention Officer, and Public Information Officer. Prior to Law Enforcement, Gena Bilbo achieved the position of Program Director in the radio industry & Marketing Director for a local chain of restaurants. In additional to her Advanced Public Affairs Certification from the Federal Emergency Management Associations, she has attended classes at St Leo University with a focus on Liberal Arts.

Gena Bilbo is proud to say that her father served in the United States Air Force, which provided her the opportunity to experience Georgia, California, Alaska and Florida while growing up. Currently she is married with a wonderful blended family of six children ranging in ages from 12-26 and she actively supports her daughter’s sporting events in Roller Derby. She welcomes you to contact her at gmbilbo@chathamcounty.org.

Public Information Officer  

Wayne Wermuth
Public Information Officer

My name is Wayne F. Wermuth, a proud new member of the Chatham County Sheriff’s Office Public Information Division.

I have served as a Law Enforcement Officer for the Chatham County Police Department, the Chatham County Board of Education Police Department, and the Chatham County Sheriff’s Office Reserve Unit.  During my six years of service with the Sheriff’s Office Reserve Unit, I achieved rank of Sergeant.  Currently, I enthusiastically look forward to serving the Chatham County Sheriff’s Office to promote positive community relations, youth safety lessons and media releases.

I graduated from Buffalo State College, Buffalo New York, and enjoy spending time with my daughter Sierra, son Wayne Jr. & wonderful wife Natalie.  As a family we embrace all that Savannah has to offer, from Squares downtown to Tybee beach.  We like to participate in outdoor activities such as First Saturday events on the Riverfront & the Farmer's market events at Forsyth Park.  In  closing, I am honored to serve as a Deputy for the Chatham County Sheriff’s Office.