About Us

North Myrtle Beach is a coastal city located in Horry County, South Carolina.   As of 2021, the city is roughly 22 square miles and has a year-round population of about 22,000 residents.   North Myrtle Beach is a popular vacation location and the population swells to over 150,000 people during the summer months.  North Myrtle Beach offers its tourists and locals a vast array of amazing dining, shopping, recreation, sports tourism, and 9 miles of beautiful beach.  Our beach is the perfect family friendly location to have a career and raise a family.

The North Myrtle Beach Police Department was organized in 1968.  Currently the department is staffed with 90 Police Officers, 26 Dispatch/Detention Officers, and 11 civilian employees.  The Department has 7 Divisions that each fall under the direction of Police Lieutenants.  Click on the links in the menu to learn more about each of the divisions in the North Myrtle Beach Police Department 

Mission Statement

The North Myrtle Beach Police Department is a dedicated and diverse group of professionals who are committed to working with our community to make the City of North Myrtle Beach a safe and desirable place to live, work and visit. Our mission is to partner with our community, City departments, and law enforcement partners to solve problems and improve public safety in a manner that is fair, impartial, transparent, and consistent. Our department is comprised of dedicated professionals who are committed to relentlessly pursuing excellence in all that we do.


Members of the Department are committed to professionalism through:

SERVICE - by providing outstanding customer service and protection to all people in an efficient and competent manner, tempered with courtesy, compassion and understanding.

INTEGRITY - by upholding the public trust through honest, consistent, and ethical interaction with all our citizens and visitors in order to foster an atmosphere of mutual trust and cooperation; and

RESPECT - by treating all persons with dignity and respect by promoting equality and fairness, in upholding the Constitutional rights of all people.

COMMITMENT – The relentless pursuit of excellence in all we do.


Members of the Department will seek to function as a team, with other government agencies and the community to provide innovative, effective, and efficient service to improve the quality of life for all people.