The Traffic Division is unique because the City of Myrtle Beach is unique. We have several different types of roadways that need to be policed differently; which is why we have established a Traffic Unit. The Myrtle Beach Police Department’s Traffic Unit’s responsibility is to work traffic collisions and to enforce traffic laws. Due to the increase in population throughout the year, the City of Myrtle Beach often sees and increase in traffic collisions therefore it is important for the department to increase pro-active enforcement of traffic laws in order to deter and prevent traffic collisions.
Traffic Unit officers can be seen throughout the City in not only standard patrol vehicles but also patrolling on police motorcycles and specialty unmarked vehicles. These officers are trained in Radar, Data Master, traffic incident management, At Scene Collision Investigation, Reconstruction and Technical Collision Investigation as well as DUI Detection and Standardized Sobriety Testing. The officers utilize this training combined with the state of the art computer and video technology to address all calls for service, community complaints as well as initiate pro-active enforcement in identified areas of concern.