Calling 911

Here are some FAQ’s about calling 911.

Where does my 911 call go?

When you first call 911, it reaches the County Dispatch Center in Conway. As soon as they deem it North Myrtle Beach, the transfer the call to us.

Who am I talking to?

In North Myrtle Beach you will talk to one of our Communications and Detention officers.

When you are talking with us, one communications officer is talking with you as another is dispatching the information to a patrol officer.

Why do you ask so many questions?

We ask all these questions to get an assessment of the situation. The more information you give us, the better we can help you. We also need to tell the patrol officers what to expect when entering a situation, as well as give them descriptions of anybody they need to know.

Why do you take so long to ask questions rather than sending someone?

We actually ask these questions while someone is on the way. We send someone immediately and we ask you remain calm and patient as we get there as soon as we can.

Why should I remain on the line after I’ve answered everything?

Staying on the line lets us know that you are still safe until the officer gets there. That way we can alert the officer if something is wrong.