If I need the police, will they still respond?
Yes. Police services will continue, and we will still respond in the event of an emergency. Non-emergency calls and routine reports can be handled by phone or by online reporting. Myrtle Beach police officers are still conducting patrols and responding to calls for service.
Can I report a crime online instead of coming to the police department?
Yes. Our online reporting system is active and will stay active until further notice. Follow this link. For more information on the online reporting system, please refer to the instructions on that page.
How can I get up to date information?
For the most current information, you can follow our social media and our city government social media on twitter @mbpdsc and Facebook at Myrtle Beach Police Department and the city government page on twitter @myrtlebeachgov and Facebook at Myrtle Beach City Government. You can also visit our website for updated information on police department services.
Are you setting up checkpoints at entrances to the city?
No. We are not setting up checkpoints or restricting access to the city. Please continue to practice safe habits and limit contact with others.
Can I still get to my hotel, the airport, or a store?
To check the status of individual businesses or services, please contact them directly. Each privately owned business can make the decision on how they operate. For information on air travel follow this link to the Myrtle Beach International Airports website (https://www.flymyrtlebeach.com).
How do I protect myself and my family?
The best way to stay safe right now is to follow the health and safety protocols which have been widely published by the CDC and SCDHEC. Be cautious, but realistic. Whether it’s the common cold, the flu or something else, practice safe habits, but don’t let fear overtake common sense.
Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
Stay home if you are feeling sick.
Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash. Use your sleeve to cover a cough or sneeze if no tissues are available.
Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
Get the flu vaccine to help prevent illness, which might weaken your immune system.
If you are feeling sick with flu-like symptoms, contact your healthcare provider immediately to let them know you may have been exposed and need to be evaluated.
The illness is more severe among those who elderly, those who are sick already and those with a compromised immune system.
What services are being affected?
We are currently suspending our beach wheelchair service and fingerprinting service until further notice
New Chauffeur Permit applications will be processed each Thursday at 10:00 a.m. at the north entrance of the Police Annex (3340 Mustang St).
Chauffeur Permits that expire between March 1, 2020, and March 31, 2020, will be extended until April 30, 2020
Neighborhood watch meetings will be rescheduled. Contact your group leader for details from our crime prevention officer.