The Horry County Police Department is a full-service law enforcement agency. Established as the primary county law enforcement agency in 1959 by legislative decree and overwhelmingly re-endorsed by our citizens in a 1998 referendum, the Horry County Police Department is the only remaining county police department in the State of South Carolina.

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Our Mission

It is the mission of the Horry County Police Department to enhance the quality of life in our community by actively seeking solutions to community problems and to provide services that are valued by its citizens. We are committed to providing a safe, peaceful environment for citizens, those in need, and protecting the lives, property and rights of the citizens we serve, to reduce the incidence and fear of crime while working with diverse communities to improve their quality of life. We will strive to mandate this with honor and integrity, while conducting ourselves with the highest ethical standards to maintain public confidence.

Citizens Police Academy

The Horry County Police Department Citizens Police Academy (CPA) is for community members who are interested in gaining greater insight into law enforcement practices and services, as well as how police officers work in partnership with our community to improve public safety and reduce fear of crime. The 10-week program is open to all Horry County community members who are 18 or older. Participants will have the opportunity to meet with the Chief of Police, participate in officer training exercises, and explore different operational units within HCPD, from the bomb squad to the bloodhounds. Classes will be held every Monday at 6 p.m.

To apply, fill out the HCPD Citizens Police Academy Application and email the completed forms to Sgt. Larry Graham at GrahamL@horrycounty.org.

All participants must undergo a background check prior to the start of the program.

Freedom of Information Act

Please read the instruction attached to the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Request Form and be as specific as possible in FOIA records requests. Inaccurate or incomplete information may result in our inability to find records matching your request.

Freedom of Information Act requests may be emailed to our Public Information Officer at hcpdfoia@horrycounty.org; mailed to 2560 N. Main Street, Suite 7, Conway, SC 29526; or faxed to (843) 381-0938.

Crime Tips

All Crime Tips are investigated as expeditiously as possible.
Crime Tips can be called in anonymously, 24/7, on our Tip Line – (843) 915-8477 [915-TIPS].

Department Well

Chief of Police
Joseph Hill
Phone: (843) 915-5350
Fax: (843) 248-1886
Mailing Address
2560 Main Street, Suite 7
Conway, SC 29526
Physical Address
2560 Main Street
Conway, SC 29526
Office Hours
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday through Friday

After Hours Police Number

 After Hours/Non-Emergency
  (843) 248-1520