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Corner Icon Cold Case Review Team Applications...  The Myrtle Beach Police Department is forming a Cold Case Review Team to help solve cases where the leads have dwindled.  Applications from retired law enforcement officers with investigative experience are being accepted now.


Corner Icon Police records and statistics available...  The Police Department's new Police-to-Citizen (P2C) site is up and running.  Visit it for incident reports, arrest records, accident reports (since October 26, 2010), crime statistics and more.


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P2C (Police-to-Citizen) Reports and Statistics

On-Line Ticket Payments

Parking Meter Ticket Payments

Wreck Reports (adult)before Oct. 26, 2010

Wreck Reports (juvenile)before Oct. 26, 2010

Citations and Arrests for previous 90 days

More quick links...

Beach and Boating Laws

Citizens Police Academy

Fingerprinting Services

Neighborhood Watch

Special Event Requests

Policies and Procedures Manual

Precious Metals Permit

Taxi & Chauffeur Permits

2:00 a.m. Exemption Application

Convenience Store Security Measures


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Myrtle Beach Police Department

   
 

Warren Gall, Chief


   
 

The Myrtle Beach Police Department has 275 officers and staff and provides a wide range of protection and enforcement services for our residents, visitors and businesses.  The department's headquarters are in the Ted. C. Collins Law Enforcement Center, 1101 North Oak Street. Additional police operations are housed at the Law Enforcement Center Annex on Mustang Street and the Police-Fire Complex at Station No. 4 on Howard Avenue.

 

The Police Department has a community-oriented policing philosophy and accomplishes this through four major divisions:  Uniform Patrol, Investigative, Support Services and Administrative.  Special programs include the Citizens Police Academy, Neighborhood Watch and Animal Control. The department operates a 48-hour adult and juvenile detention facility at the Oak Street site.  To file an official police report, please call the non-emergency dispatch at 843-918-1382 or the Patrol Division lieutenant at 843-918-1805.

 

UNIFORM PATROL DIVISION

 

In addition to providing 24-hour coverage of the city, the Patrol Division includes the Beach Patrol Unit, Traffic Unit, Special Operations Unit and Street Crimes Unit.  The Beach Patrol provides coverage on our 10 miles of shoreline.  All of the officers are certified lifeguards. The Traffic Unit concentrates on enforcing traffic laws and also investigates all wrecks in the city. 

The Special Operations Section, also known as our Waterfront Unit, focuses on Ocean Boulevard and the downtown area.  Many of the downtown officers walk, ride bicycles or use small vehicles known as GEM cars.  The Street Crimes Unit works with Narcotics and Vice officers to address on street-level activities.

 

INVESTIGATIVE DIVISION

 

The Investigative Division is responsible for on-going investigations into criminal activity within the City of Myrtle Beach.  Sections within the division include Violent Crimes, Property Crimes and Financial Crimes.  The division also has a Crime Scene Section which is responsible for locating and preserving evidence.

 

SUPPORT SERVICES DIVISION

 

The Support Services Division is home to the Records, Property and Evidence, Telecommunications and Detention Sections.  The Records Section is responsible for data entry and report preparation.  The Property and Evidence Section stores and safeguards evidence and recovered property, as well as found and relinquished property. 

Our Telecommunications Section officers are responsible for receiving and dispatching both police and fire calls.  The Detention Section is responsible for housing adults and juveniles for a limited time in our on-site detention facility.

 

ADMINISTRATIVE DIVISION

 

The Administrative Division includes sections for Training, School Resource Officers, Crime Prevention, Animal Control, Special Events, Citizens Police Academy and the Office of Professional Standards.  The department has rigorous training standards, and the Training Section provides professional skills and educational support to all personnel. 

Our School Resource Officers are an important part of the schools in which they work and provide a welcome contact for both students and parents.  The Crime Prevention Section coordinates the Neighborhood Watch program and works to increase awareness.  Our Animal Control staff works closely with the staff at the Grand Strand Humane Society.  The two-person unit responds to calls from the public about both domestic and wild animals. 

The Special Events Section works with individuals, businesses and organizations who request law enforcement support for special events, including parades and funeral escorts.  The special events coordinator also is responsible for taxicab medallions and inspections. 

The Citizens Police Academy provides residents and businesspeople with a behind-the-scenes look at local law enforcement.  The 10-week program is typically held twice a year. 

The Office of Professional Standards is charged with maintaining the Police Department's high standards and integrity.  Both compliments and complaints regarding officers' performance may be directed to the Office of Professional Standards.  Call 843-918-1330 or 843-918-1382.

   
         
             
 

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P.O. Box 2468, Myrtle Beach, SC 29578
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