About Animal Control

Animal Control Officers (ACOs) educate the public on the care and keeping of animals and and enforce city codes pertaining to animals. The Department of Public Safety works closely with the Humane Society of North Myrtle Beach in regards to animal cases. These can include rabid animals, unwanted wild animal situations, bites, neighborhood disputes, and more.

Jerry is native from North Carolina and after graduating from high school he enlisted in the United States Air Force. Upon retiring with 24 years of active duty military service he began working for the City of North Myrtle Beach in 2002.

Jerry’s a Class III Police Officer performing primary duty as Animal Control. He has completed several notable animal training classes such as: National Animal Control Association Level I & II, Euthanasia certification, Body Condition Scoring for domestic animals, South Carolina DNR Marine Wildlife nesting/stranding for sea turtles and dolphin stranding. Officer Gordon is also a South Carolina Animal Care and Control Association Board member since year 2007.