Crime Prevention

The Crime Prevention Unit is a pro-active liaison between the community and the police department. The Crime Prevention Officer works daily within the community to provide information related to crime prevention techniques and also provides awareness regarding activities within the community. The Crime Prevention Unit works within neighborhoods as well as businesses, schools, and special events.

One of the most important programs the Crime Prevention Unit is involved in is the Neighborhood Watch Program. This program was initiated to increase communication, provide information about crimes occurring in specific neighborhoods as well as establishing a direct liaison within the police department. The Crime Prevention Officer coordinates the Neighborhood Watch Program and works with community members to facilitate communication among all community members. Currently, the Myrtle Beach Police Department works with over 32 active Neighborhood Watch programs throughout the city. If you are interested in starting a Neighborhood Watch in your area, call the Crime Prevention Officer at (843) 918-1806.

Additional proactive programs are:

  • Keep Check – Through this program, citizens can notify the department when they will be away from home or out-of-town for an extended period of time (i.e. weekend away, vacation, etc.). While the homeowner or business owner is away, officers will come by to perform a periodic security check of the property to help keep things safe and secure.
  • Citizens Response to Active Shooter
  • Loitering
  • Trespass Enforcement Authorization Program (T. E. A. P.)
  • Safety Awareness Classes

For more information, related to crime prevention, please contact, the Myrtle Beach Police Department’s Crime Prevention Unit at (843) 918-1806.

Neighborhood Watch Meetings

March

  • South Beach Neighborhood Watch – 7:00 p.m., Monday, August 2, Regency Towers, 2511 S. Ocean Blvd. (1st Floor Meeting Room, by registration desk)
  • The Golden Mile Neighborhood Watch – 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, August 3, First Presbyterian Church of Myrtle Beach, 3810 Robert Grissom Parkway (Please park and enter on the North side of church)
  • The Avenues Neighborhood Watch – 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, August 3, First Presbyterian Church of Myrtle Beach, 3810 Robert Grissom Parkway (Please park and enter on the North side of church)
  • Pine Lakes Neighborhood Watch – 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, August 3, First Presbyterian Church of Myrtle Beach, 3810 Robert Grissom Parkway (Please park and enter on the North side of church)
  • Old Pine Lakes Neighborhood Watch – 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, August 3, First Presbyterian Church of Myrtle Beach, 3810 Robert Grissom Parkway (Please park and enter on the North side of church)
  • Pine Lakes Estates Neighborhood Watch – 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, August 3, First Presbyterian Church of Myrtle Beach, 3810 Robert Grissom Parkway (Please park and enter on the North side of church)
  • Sandygate Village Neighborhood Watch – 3:00 p.m., Wednesday, August 4, Main Office, 1011 Osceola Street
  • Wither’s Swash Neighborhood Watch – 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, August 4, Myrtle Beach Train Depot, 851 Broadway Street
  • Flagg Street Neighborhood Watch – 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, August 11, Atlantic View, 601 Flagg Street (Lobby of Atlantic View)
  • Villas @ Oleander Neighborhood Watch – 1:30 p.m., Thursday, August 12, 3810 Oleander Drive (2nd Floor – Community Center)
  • Booker T. Washington Neighborhood Watch – 6:00 p.m., Monday, August 16, Mary C. Canty Recreation Center, 971 Canal Street
  • Palmetto Greens Neighborhood Watch – 6:00 p.m., Monday, August 16, 2900 Mashie Drive
  • Seaside South Neighborhood Watch – 6:00 p.m., Tuesday, August 17, Coral Beach Resort, 1105 S Ocean Blvd. (Banquet Room-6th Floor)
  • Emmen’s Preserve Neighborhood Watch – 6:00 p.m., Wednesday, August 18, General Robert H Reed Recreation Center, 800 Gabreski Lane
  • The Highlands Neighborhood Watch – 6:00 p.m., Wednesday, August 18, General Robert H Reed Recreation Center, 800 Gabreski Lane
  • The Market Common Neighborhood Watch – 6:00 p.m., Wednesday, August 18, General Robert H Reed Recreation Center, 800 Gabreski Lane
  • Sweetgrass North Neighborhood Watch – 6:00 p.m., Wednesday, August 18, General Robert H Reed Recreation Center, 800 Gabreski Lane
  • The Reserve Neighborhood Watch – 6:00 p.m., Wednesday, August 18, General Robert H Reed Recreation Center, 800 Gabreski Lane
  • Seagate Village Neighborhood Watch – 6:00 p.m., Wednesday, August 18, General Robert H Reed Recreation Center, 800 Gabreski Lane
  • Withers Preserve Neighborhood Watch – 6:00 p.m., Wednesday, August 18, General Robert H Reed Recreation Center, 800 Gabreski Lane
  • West Lake Neighborhood Watch – 6:00 p.m., Wednesday, August 18, General Robert H Reed Recreation Center, 800 Gabreski Lane
  • Ramsey Acres Neighborhood Watch – 6:00 p.m., Tuesday, August 24, 1110 Highway 15 (Midway Missionary Baptist Church)