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Police Department
(843) 918-1382

Ted C. Collins Law Enforcement Center, 1101 North Oak Street
Law Enforcement Center Annex, 3340 Mustang Avenue

Amy Prock, Chief of Police
Marty Brown, Assistant Chief of Police
Chris Smith, Special Operations Captain
Bryan Murphy, Support Services Captain
John Bertang, Investigations Captain
Lester Cook, Patrol Captain
Shannon Castle, Administration Captain
Thomas Vest, Public Information Officer
Stephani James,
Crime Prevention Officer


Emergency Assistance...  911
Crime Prevention Officer...  (843) 918-1806
Information and Non-Emergency Calls...  (843) 918-1382
Detention Facility Information...  (843) 918-1382
Training Unit...  (843) 918-1800
Animal Control...  (843) 918-1382


The Myrtle Beach Police Department has 300 officers and staff, and provides a wide range of protection and enforcement services for our residents, visitors and businesses.  The department's headquarters are located in the Ted C. Collins Law Enforcement Center, 1101 North Oak Street.  Additional police operations take place at the Law Enforcement Center Annex on Mustang Street and the Police-Fire Complex, Fire Station No. 4, on Howard Avenue.  


If you spot suspicious activity and/or possible criminal behavior, call 843-918-1382 as soon as possible!  Be sure to take notice of the specific address where the activity was spotted.  Callers can remain anonymous.


Please call the Police Department's non-emergency dispatch line at 843-918-1382.  Or, send an email to to request a report.


The Myrtle Beach Police Department provides liaisons for LGBTQIA+ issues and concerns.  Please reach out to the officers below if you have questions or need assistance.  The City of Myrtle Beach and Police Department works hand in hand with residents, business owners and visitors alike to ensure equity and justice for all.  The city's goal is to foster outreach to LGBTQIA+ individuals and communities.

Capt. Shannon Castle

Cpl. Brittany Southerland


Myrtle Beach Police Department offers partnership program with city businesses to assess loitering concerns...  The Police Department works alongside businesses to create a plan to enhance public safety while assessing loitering issues and concerns.  

The partnership program first begins with an application.  Once submitted, an officer from the Regulatory Unit meets with business owners or managers to survey the property, discuss issues and makes recommendations.  Once approved, signage will be given for posting on the property.  The program’s purpose is crime prevention by reducing the opportunity of unlawful behavior.  The signage reminds everyone that the Myrtle Beach Police Department and city businesses share a “zero tolerance policy” in regards to criminal acts and behavior.  For more information, contact PFC Stephanie Parran at 843-918-1810 or


The Police Department has a community-oriented policing philosophy and accomplishes this philosophy through four major divisions:  Uniform Patrol, Investigative, Support Services and Administrative Division.  Special programs include the Citizens Police Academy, Neighborhood Watch Program and Animal Control.  The department operates a 48-hour adult and juvenile detention facility at the Ted C. Collins Law Enforcement Center, 1101 North Oak Street.

To learn more about the Victim Advocate Office, see our Victim Advocate Division webpage.



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-mile shoreline; all officers are certified lifeguards.  The Traffic Unit concentrates on enforcing traffic laws and investigates all wrecks in the city.

Special Operations Division...  The Special Operations Division, also known as our Waterfront Unit, focuses on Ocean Boulevard and the downtown area.  Many of the downtown officers patrol on bicycles, on-foot or use small vehicles known as GEM cars.  The Street Crimes Unit works with Narcotics and Vice officers to address street-level illegal 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 serves the city by locating and preserving evidence.

Support Services Division...  The Support Services Division is home to the Records, Telecommunications, Property and Evidence and Detention Sections.  The Records Section is responsible for data entry and report preparation; call 843-918-1332 to contact the Records Supervisor.  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 serve and provide a welcome contact for both students and parents alike.  The Crime Prevention Section coordinates the Neighborhood Watch program and works to increase community awareness and  preparedness.  The Animal Control staff works closely with the staff at the Grand Strand Humane Society, located on Mr. Joe White Avenue.  The two-person unit responds to calls from the public about domestic and wild animals. 

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


Hundreds of residents have completed the Citizens Police Academy since the Police Department first offered the program in 2000.  Sessions are held twice a year, in the spring and fall.  For more information, see our Citizens Police Academy webpage.