Town of Surfside
Town of Surfside Beach Police
      ALL Emergency Calls Dial 911  
      Non-Emergency Calls: 843-913-6368  


Police Chief - Rodney Keziah
Phone: 913-6351

        Police Captain - Arron Miller
Phone: 843-913-6345


        Police Lieutenant - Kenneth Hofmann
Phone: 843-913-6358


        Departmental Monthly Report  

Surfside Beach Police Department Facebook Page Surfside-Beach-South-Carolina/364099213761579


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 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

- 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.

      Awards and Recognitions  
      Two Surfside Beach Police Officers were presented with state DUI recognition awards at the South Carolina Department of Public Safety Office of Highway Safety Recognition Ceremony held in Columbia SC on April 2, 2014. The awards were to recognize State and Local Law Enforcement Officers for excelling in the area of DUI arrests, DUI victim services, and anti-underage drinking programs in South Carolina during 2013. Congratulations to CPL Christopher King who was recognized as DUI Officer of the year for agencies with 11-25 officers (agency category 2) and PTL Nicole Solorzano who received the South Carolina DUI Rookie of the Year Award.  

Horry County Crime Map

Law Enforcement Links


WPDE 15 Surfside Beach Citizen’s Police Academy

      Dog Park Briefing from the Police Chief  
      Golf Cart Regulations  
      Surfing Regulations  
      Town Rules and Regulations in Brief  
The Police Department utilizes LIDAR and RADAR speed enforcement in order to maintain safe speeds in Town. If you believe you have a speed related issue where you live, the Police Department can deploy a specialized RADAR trailer on your street. If you are interested and would like to request the RADAR trailer you may email Lieutenant Kenneth Hofmann at khofmann@surfsidebeach.or or call Communications at 843-913-6368. If the trailer is not immediately available, you will be placed on a list and we will deliver it to your street as soon as it is available.
Town of Surfside Beach
115 Highway 17 North, Surfside Beach, SC 29575

Flood Protection

Phone: 843.913.6111 - Fax: 843.238.5432