Community Service Officer
The Police Community Service Officer Program was established to assist in reducing the workload and response time of sworn officers. This program assisted by establishing full-time, non-sworn employees that could perform a variety of fieldwork to support basic police operations and functions. Currently, the Myrtle Beach Police Department has six Police Community Officers that work rotating shifts to assist in directing traffic, providing information, direction and assistance to the public, performs school crossing duty, transportation of specialty equipment, responds to animal control calls when the Animal Control Officer is not on duty, and assists at special events as well as much more. The CSO is trained in traffic incident management and are utilized in diverting traffic patterns during special events and critical incidents.