Hiring/Testing Process

The Myrtle Beach Police Department appreciates your interest and wants you to succeed in becoming a member of our department.  Completing the application process is the first step.  The eligibility requirements for all positions in the police department are listed below.

For current Police Department job postings, details and application instructions, click below:


Eligibility (All positions Police, Detention, Communications, and Community Service Officer, Records Clerk or any clerical position):

  • US. Citizen (Born or Naturalized)
  • High School Graduate or G.E.D. Equivalency
  • At least 21 years of age (Exception: Community Service Officer – 18 years of age)
  • Possess a valid driver’s license (Police and Detention only)
  • No felony convictions
  • Good driving history (Recent DUIs or suspensions will disqualify you from the process.)
  • Clean Criminal History (Convictions for crimes of moral turpitude will disqualify you from the process.)
  • Registered for the Selective Service Process if you are a male and between the ages of 18 to 26
  • Medical Physical Examination to include Drug Testing
  • Psychological Examination (Police and Detention only)
  • Willing to work shifts, weekends, holidays and natural disasters, such as hurricanes or tornados.
  • Candidates must be available to work 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. (Exception: Records Clerk)

The hiring and testing process varies for each position. Please click on the appropriate link to the left for specific information about the job titles listed below:

  • Communications Officer
  • Community Service Officer
  • Detention Officer
  • Police Officer
  • Records Clerk/ Office Assistant