How do I call the police department?
To call the Myrtle Beach Police Department in a non-emergency situation, you contact (843) 918-1382.

Where is the police department?
The Ted C. Collins Law Enforcement Center is located at 1101 North Oak Street.

How do I submit a FOIA request?
You can use this link to submit a FOIA request through our P2C system.https://myrtlebeachsc.justfoia.com/publicportal/home/newrequest

How do I file a police report?
To file a police report you can either contact the police department and have an officer respond to your home or you can come to the police department and make a report.

How do I obtain a police report?
Public copies of incident reports are available free of charge online by visiting the Services tab at the top of page or by visiting the Records Department, Monday through Friday, 08:00 AM to 5:00 PM, at 1101 North Oak Street, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 29577.

How do I find out if my family member or if a friend is in the Myrtle Beach Detention Center?
In order to find out if a family member or friend is in the Myrtle Beach Detention Center you need to call (843) 918-1088.

How do I find out if I have a city bench warrant?
Contact the Myrtle Beach Municipal Court at (843) 918-1356.

How do I find out if I am located within the city limits?
You can see a PDF map of the city limits by visiting the City of Myrtle Beach website at www.cityofmyrtlebeach.com or the Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce has printed maps available located at 1200 North Oak Street or by calling (843) 626-7444.

What if I have a question that’s not answered here?
You can contact the Myrtle Beach Police Department at (843) 918-1382 or askacop@cityofmyrtlebeach.com.

FAQ about Service Animals
§ 47-3-920. Definitions.
“Guide dog” means a dog that is trained for the purpose of guiding blind persons or a dog trained for the purpose of assisting hearing impaired persons.

“Service animal” or “service animal-in-training” means an animal that is trained or that is being trained to do work or perform tasks for an individual with a disability, including a physical, sensory, psychiatric, intellectual, or other mental disability. A service animal is not a pet and is limited to a dog or a miniature horse. The work done or tasks performed must be directly related to the individual’s disability.

Notes: The service animal must be working with the person with the disability or trainer.
Emotional support animals are not recognized as service animals.

§ 43-33-20. Right of use of public facilities and accommodations of blind, other special need persons, and guide dog trainers.
(a) The blind, the visually handicapped, and the otherwise physically disabled have the same right as the able-bodied to the full and free use of the streets, highways, sidewalks, walkways, public facilities, and other public places;
(b) The blind, the visually handicapped, and the otherwise physically disabled are entitled to full and equal accommodations, advantages, facilities, and privileges of all common carriers, airplanes, motor vehicles, railroad trains, motor buses, street cars, boats or any other public conveyances or modes of transportation, hotels, lodging places, places of public accommodation, amusement or resort, and other places to which the general public is invited, subject only to the conditions and limitations established by law and applicable alike to all persons;
(c) Every handicapped person has the right to be accompanied by an assistance dog, especially trained for the purpose, in any of the places listed in item (b) of this section without being required to pay an extra charge for the assistance dog. Each handicapped person is liable for any damage done to the premises or facilities by the dog.
(d) Every person who is a trainer of an assistance or guide dog, while engaged in the training of an assistance or guide dog, has the same rights and privileges with respect to access to public facilities and accommodations as blind and disabled persons…

§ 43-33-40. Unlawful interference with rights of blind or other physically disabled person.
(a) It is unlawful for a person or his agent to: deny or interfere with admittance to or enjoyment of the public facilities enumerated in Section 43-33-20; or interfere with the rights of a totally or partially blind or disabled person under Section 43-33-20.
(b) A person who violates the provisions of this section is guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction, must be fined in the discretion of the court or imprisoned not more than three years, or both.

§ 47-3-980. Intentional misrepresentation of animal as service animal; penalties.
(a) It is unlawful for a person to intentionally misrepresent an animal in his possession as a service animal or service animal-in-training for the purpose of obtaining any right or privilege provided to a disabled person if the person knows that the animal in his possession is not a service animal or service animal-in-training.
(b) A person who is adjudicated to be in violation of the provisions of subsection (A) must be fined: for a first offense, an amount not more than two hundred fifty dollars; for a second offense, an amount not more than five hundred dollars; and for a third or subsequent offense, an amount not more than one thousand dollars.
(c) Inquiries made in order to investigate and enforce the provisions of this section are limited to those inquiries allowed by the Department of Justice pursuant to 28 C.F.R. Section 36.302. (d) A custodial arrest for a violation of subsection (a) must not be made, except upon a warrant issued for failure to appear in court when summoned or for failure to pay an imposed fine. A violation of subsection (A) does not constitute a criminal offense.