Public Information

The Public Information Officer serves as a liaison between the Myrtle Beach Police Department, the community, and the news media, to provide timely, accurate and useful information about significant events. The Public Information Officer also advises the Chief and the Command Staff on public opinion and news media response regarding departmental issues. The Public Information Officer works regularly with the City of Myrtle Beach Public Information Officer to jointly release information related to events and or incidents that affect residents and visitors. The focus of the Public Information Officer is to provide timely dissemination of information to the public and work with media, community and business leaders, elected officials and other members of the public to promote excellence in police services. If you have any questions for the Myrtle Beach Police Department’s Public Information Officer you can reach Corporal Tom Vest at (843) 918-1808 or or the Social Media/Public Information Specialist Gretchen Kalar at (843) 918-1360 or

For Freedom of Information Act requests, please fill out the form located on the FOIA page and email with your specific request. For more information, please visit the Freedom of Information page.

To read our latest Press Releases, please visit the News Release page. To read the latest Statement from the Chief, please visit the From the Chief page.

To read our Weekly Statistics, please visit the Weekly Statistics page.

To film within the city limits of Myrtle Beach, please fill out the form on the Filming page.