The Wayne Police Department participate in the Specialized Narcotics Abuse Reduction Effort Fund (SNARE). The primary focus of SNARE is to address the drug problem in the nine county area in Northeast Nebraska. SNARE serves an area of Northeast Nebraska with a population base in excess of 110,000.
A McGruff House is a temporary haven for children who find themselves in emergency or frightening situations while in a Wayne neighborhood. A McGruff House sign placed inside the front window of a volunteer participant's home designates a McGruff House. School children are taught that a McGruff House can be used to summon appropriate authorities to help them.