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Welcome to the City of North Myrtle Beach, Department of Public Safety’s website.

Please explore our site to learn about the City of North Myrtle Beach, Department of Public Safety, answer your questions and/or point you in the right direction as we do our part to make the City of North Myrtle Beach the best place to live, work, and vacation. Please do not hesitate to provide us your feedback and suggestions on how we can serve the community better, make this site easier to navigate and useful for everyone.

Have a great North Myrtle Beach Day,
Director Jay Fernandez

Junior Lifeguard Winter Camp
Posted: 11/18/2014 9:48:47 PM

Registration is now open for Beach Patrol's 2015 Junior Lifeguard Winter Camp. This program is designed for participants ages 10 to 15. The program will run from January 27th through March 17th on Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 6:45 PM to 8:15 PM at the North Myrtle Beach Aquatic & Fitness Center.

Participants will learn: 

  • Water safety
  • How to escape a rip current
  • Proper stroke mechanics
  • Reaching, walking and throwing assists
  • Caring for head, neck and back injuries
  • Rescue board techniques
  • CPR / AED, First Aid and basic rescue skills


The registration fee is $25, made payable to North Myrtle Beach Aquatic & Fitness Center. The fee includes a Junior Lifeguard backpack to be issued upon completion of the camp. Applicants can register now at the North Myrtle Beach Aquatic & Fitness Center.

Participants must provide their own goggles, bathing suit (for females, one-piece suits are recommended), towel, change of clothes, swim cap, sunscreen and water or a sports drink.

For more information, visit Beach Patrol's website or call 843-281-3820.

Captain Baldasarre Graduates Officers Course
Posted: 11/11/2014 11:24:05 PM

On November 6th, Captain Michael Baldasarre graduated from the Administrative Officers Course (AOC) at the Southern Police Institute in Louisville, Kentucky. The AOC is a 12-week, accredited college-level program. The curriculum is designed to develop informed, effective, ethically and technically competent law enforcement managers who are capable of assuming positions of leadership in their respective agencies.
North Myrtle Beach Police Chief Phil Webster, representing the Southern Police Institute Alumni Association spoke at the commencement ceremony. Director of Public Safety Jay Fernandez also attended the ceremony.
The Southern Police Institute offers two flagship training courses in police administration and command- the Administrative Officers Course (AOC) and the Command Officers Development Course (CODC). The CODC is a 400-hour continuing education course for law enforcement managers and provides a foundation for practical law enforcement administration.

Shop with a Cop Charity Golf Tournament
Posted: 11/7/2014 9:28:09 AM

The fourth annual Shop with a Cop Charity Golf Tournament will be held December 12th on the Love course at Barefoot Resort & Golf. The deadline to register is December 5th at 5:00 PM. Registration forms are available at the J. Bryan Floyd Community Center on Possum Trot Road, at Barefoot Resort & Golf, and online at http://parks.nmb.us.

Proceeds from the tournament benefit the Shop with a Cop program, managed by the North Myrtle Beach Public Safety Department. Shop with a Cop is a holiday program for children in need at North Myrtle Beach Elementary Schools. School guidance counselors identify children in need and the children are provided with lunch and a $100 Wal-Mart gift card. North Myrtle Beach public safety officers and other volunteers guide the children as they purchase presents and items of necessity, such as winter coats. The goal this year is to raise enough money to provide an unforgettable Christmas for at least 100 children in the community.
The tournament format is Four Person Captain’s Choice (only one golf professional per team allowed). Players may register individually ($60) or as a team ($240). The tournament fee includes green and cart fees, cart, range balls, breakfast and lunch, and non-alcoholic beverages. The tournament will begin with an 11:00 AM shotgun start. Prizes will be awarded for closest to the pin; longest drive; $10,000 hole-in-one (hole no. 3); additional hole-in-one prizes (holes no. 9, 11, and 15); and top five teams.

For tournament and registration information please contact the North Myrtle Beach Parks & Recreation Department at 843-280-5584.

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