Citizen's Police Academy
The Surfside Beach Police Department will be holding its next Citizen's Police Academy from February to March. Classes will be held on Wednesday evenings from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., starting on February 11th through March 25th.
Seats are limited so apply now. Initial consideration is given to town residents, property owners and employees of local businesses but these are not requirements to participate; all are welcome to apply.
Click here to complete the Citizen's Police Academy application. Return your completed application to Town Hall, 115 U.S. Highway 17 North, Surfside Beach, SC 29575 (Attn: Citizen's Police Academy)
If you have any questions, please contact Lieutenant Kenneth Hofmann at firstname.lastname@example.org or calling (843) 913-6358.
Surfside Beach Crime Alerts
The Surfside Beach Police Department has joined the over 7,000 law enforcement agencies across the country that are using Nixle to reach as many people as possible.
SBPD has partnered with Nixle to implement its community notification system, designed to alert citizens in real-time for localized emergency situations and relevant community advisories.
According to Police Chief Rodney Keziah, citizens can choose how they want to receive alerts from the department. “Nixle alerts can be sent via text, email, web, and the Nixle mobile app in an instant”.
Chief Keziah also emphasized an important feature of the system, especially in light of tightening budgets across the country. “Nixle Connect is a free service for both the department and citizens who want to receive alerts”.
There are several ways to register:
1. Text SBPD to 888777 from a cellphone (standard text message rules apply.)
2. Visit www.nixle.com and create a profile.
Difficulties may occur with:
- iPhone users – when trying to enroll by texting SBPD to 888777, iOS enters a “ – “ into the number (888-777) which causes the text to fail. iOS users are asked to register via the Nixle site by visiting www.nixle.com.
- If you receive a message when enrolling on the Nixle website, stating your subscriber does not allow the notifications, your wireless subscriber may have “shortcode” numbers disabled. You can call your wireless provider and ask them to enable them and there should not be a cost. This is often the case with T-Mobile and Sprint users (but not always).
Anyone with questions about Nixle or who need help enrolling are asked to contact Captain Arron Miller at (843) 913-6345.