The Street Crimes Unit is a pro-active unit designed to address several different areas. The unit is made up of two rotating plain-clothed teams, the Community Team, the Auto Theft Unit, and the Family Service Unit. The Family Services Unit encompasses investigations related to juvenile crimes, missing persons and domestic violence. These different assigned officers work together to address ongoing areas of concern brought up by the community as well as those areas that have been identified through ongoing investigations as quality of life issues.
Over the years, the Auto Theft Unit has made great strides to address ongoing issues with auto theft within the Myrtle Beach community. Officers have received extensive training in working investigations and these officers work regularly with the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division as well as the National Insurance Crime Bureau to stay on top of trends and patterns in auto theft.