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The Horry County Sheriff's Office is responsible for numerous tasks including judicial security, processing warrants, fingerprinting services, registration of sex offenders, funeral escorts, providing background checks and operating the J. Reuben Long Detention Center.

Public Information Office


Brennan Cavanagh graduated Elon University in 2014 and worked as a reporter at WBTW. She moved to Greenville, SC where she worked as an anchor for the local NBC affiliate. Brennan returned to the Grand Strand in 2019 after getting married, and was hired by WPDE as the assignment editor. Brennan joined the Sheriff’s office in 2021. She has three daughters, Gracie, Ellie and Palmer.


The Horry County Sheriff’s Office reminds everyone to be vigilant with phone calls claiming to represent the sheriff’s office with an active warrant for your arrest for failure to pay taxes or noncompliance with jury duty. The caller may ask you to bring them certified funds, a money order, or a cashier’s check, and may threaten you or use coercive means to convince you to comply. The Horry County Sheriff’s Office will never request money from you over the phone and any calls of this nature should be reported to the sheriff’s office immediately at (843) 915-5450. If you are unsure of the nature and legitimacy of the call, please do not hesitate to contact the sheriff’s office.


The South Carolina Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)  provides access to certain public records to South Carolina citizens upon request (see  South Carolina Code of Laws Section 30-4-15 ). The Horry County Sheriff’s Office does not actively share or release any personal information about an individual except to comply with an applicable law or legal process, or to protect the personal safety of the community or the general public. However, because the Horry County Sheriff’s Office is a public entity, some information may be subject to release through the South Carolina Freedom of Information Act.

The Horry County Sheriff’s Office reserves the right to deny requests for information from those who are not citizens of South Carolina.

Any person and/or entity seeking access for review or copies of records, documents or materials from the Horry County Sheriff’s Office under the South Carolina Freedom of Information Act, must complete and submit, with applicable fees, the Sheriff’s Office  Freedom of Information Act Request Form  or Freedom of Information Act Request Form 911/CAD .

Applicable fees:

  • $0.15 per page (8.5" x 11"/single-sided/black and white)
  • $25 per hour for staff time
  • $10 per file for E911 audio MP3 format (additional $5 for a CD) - NOTE: Audio is kept for a period not exceeding six (6) months
  • $15 per file for video DVDs

Payment must be made by cash, certified check, money order, or company check made payable to Horry County Government .


Public Information Office
Brennan Cavanagh - Public Information Officer

Office: (843) 447-0270