Join The MBPD Today!
Working for the Myrtle Beach Police Department is more than just another day in the office — it is the opportunity to make a difference, protect your community, and be a part of a mission.
A career with MBPD presents new challenges every day, career satisfaction, opportunities to excel and grow, competitive benefits and salary, and the excitement of being called to a higher honor.
If you can see yourself facing new challenges every day and making a difference, then a job with the MBPD is for you. Answer the call to a higher honor today.
Joining one of our patrol units is a great way to contribute to the safety of the community and learn valuable life skills in the process.
The Patrol Division is a unique division as it holds most of the personnel within the police department. Because of this, it is often referred to as the “backbone” of the department. The Patrol Division is made up of five separate units to include Uniform Patrol, the Waterfront Unit, the Traffic Unit, the Beach Patrol Unit and the Family Services Unit.
Officers will generally patrol in clearly marked vehicles, patrol assigned jurisdictional areas, respond to calls for assistance, act as a deterrent to crime, enforce state and local laws and respond to emergencies 24 hours per day seven days per week.
The special operations division is comprised of four individual Specialty units — Marine, Traffic, Community service and K9 — which each offer unique opportunities to grow your career in law enforcement.
Marine Unit provides coverage for approximately 10 miles of coastline and Intracoastal Waterway located within the City.
Because of our city's appeal as a tourism destination, Traffic is a fast-paced division for MBPD that takes a distinctive, proactive approach to traffic enforcement for the more than 20 million visitors per year who visit our area.
Community Service Officers assist in reducing the workload and response time of sworn officers. These full-time, non-sworn employees perform a variety of fieldwork to support basic police operations and functions.
K-9 officers provide unmatched assistance in suspect tracking, narcotics recovery, explosive & detonation searches, school searches, and numerous specialized rescue and reconnaissance missions.
The Special Teams unit is a challenging and rewarding chance to make a real difference for MBPD. This division consist of the following:
The SWAT Team are specialists in building and vehicle entries, tactical trauma care, active shooter response and high profile event security. These highly-trained officers use special tools and vehicles to respond appropriately to any incident that may arise.
The Critical Incident Negotiations Team (CINT) is modeled after the FBI Crisis Negotiation Unit and the NYPD Hostage Negotiation Team. This team responds to barricaded persons, hostage incidents, suicidal persons and persons in crisis who need a non-traditional response.
The Civil Emergency Response Team (CERT) responds to occurrences that require police presence, while at the same time allowing for rights of the public that are guaranteed by the First Amendment. These incidents may include a small gathering of people in need of police attention or incidents that are citywide in scope.
Becoming a communication officer is a great way to join the MBPD team and serve a key role for the department with a lower barrier to entry in terms of training requirements.
Our Communication Officers are responsible for receiving, dispatching and prioritizing both police and fire calls for service.
The Dispatch Center answers emergency 9-1-1 and non-emergency calls for the city of MB around the clock and dispatch police, fire, animal control, and after hours public works calls. They also utilize the National Crime Information Center terminal.
A key role within our Support Services Division is the Detention Section.
This team is responsible for housing adults and juveniles for within the 48-hour detention facility located at the main police department headquarters at 1101 North Oak Street.
At this location, Detention is responsible for processing inmates, providing jail and courtroom security, and transporting inmates to other facilities.
Working For MBPD
The Myrtle Beach Police Department is committed to protecting, serving and enhancing the lives of the visitors and residents of The Beach through preserving peace and upholding the constitutional and civil rights. Joining MBPD is a great opportunity to live your dreams and help the community, you can specialize in a variety of areas.
Rewards Are Worth The Work
The rewards of working with us go well beyond a paycheck. In addition to the satisfaction of knowing you’ve helped serve a great community of locals — and more than 20 million visitors per year — MBPD also offers a generous benefits package which includes:
FULL MEDICAL INSURANCE PACKAGE
ACCESS TO FAMILY HEALTH CLINIC
ANNUAL MERIT OR PAY INCREASES
HEALTH & WELLNESS INCENTIVES
PAID VACATIONS & HOLIDAYS
PAID SICK LEAVE
FREE 24/7 GYM MEMBERSHIP