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Interim Police Chief Waites Resigns to Take Top Police Position in Georgetown

On June 20, 2016 in Public Safety

Conway, South Carolina— After serving the Horry County Police Department since December 2012, Interim Police Chief Kelvin Waites has resigned today to become the Police Chief for the City of Georgetown, SC. His last day of employment will be July 1. Waites began his employment as Deputy Chief until most recently being appointed the Interim Chief.

“Waites spent most of his career working for the Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office and the City of Georgetown before coming to Horry County,” stated Chris Eldridge, Horry County Administrator.  “Georgetown is home to him and as such, his wife, Chelice, is currently running for Georgetown County Treasurer. I wish him and his family a successful future, and I appreciate his professionalism and dedication to the police department.”

Moving forward, the Horry County Police Chief position is being advertised through July 1.  Lance Winburn will act as Interim Chief until a permanent chief is hired.