Currently, Lieutenant Downey oversees Support Services which includes Police Training, Communications /Detention, Records Division, and our Department Recruitment and Hiring.
Lieutenant Sean Downey is a North Myrtle Beach High School graduate. He began his Public Safety career in 1997 after serving in U.S. Marine Corps for 4 years. In the Marine Corp, he completed tours in the Persian Gulf and Japan with 3rd Battalion 5th Marines Weapons Company. Since joining North Myrtle Beach Department of Public Safety, he has graduated from the SC Criminal Justice Academy, earned his Fire Fighter 1 certification, earned LEBA police bike patrol officer certification and served as a Field Training Officer training over 10 years helping train new police recruits for our Department. Additionally, he served on the Department Special Response Team for 7 years and is one of the founding members of the departments Honor Guard. In 2003, he earned a promotion to the rank of Patrol Sergeant in 2003 and served as a patrol squad supervisor supervising twelve (12) patrol officers. In 2012, he was appointed to his current position of Police Lieutenant in 2012. Lt. Downey studied Criminal Justice at Horry Georgetown Technical College prior to completing his Bachelor’s Degree Criminal Justice Administration from Columbia College. Lt. Downey is a long time resident of the North Myrtle Beach area. Lt. Downey is married with three kids who are active in school and sports. Lt. Downey enjoys spending his free time boating and on the beach with family.