The mission of the Surfside Beach Police Department is to administer and enforce all laws in a fair, impartial, and professional manner and to adopt a neighborhood and community-oriented policing philosophy through various programs and strategies with the objective of serving, protecting, and positively impacting the quality of life of all the citizens of Surfside Beach.

- Chief Kenneth Hofmann

Important Laws, Ordinances, & Regulations

Surfside Beach Golf Cart Ordinance

The Town passed an ordinance into law that regulates the operation of golf carts in the Town limits. This ordinance mirrors the allowances and prohibitions of the State law and only adds penalties, which are currently absent in the State code. The Police Department has developed an informational flyer (PDF) we hope will be helpful and answer questions about the new ordinance and current State law. 


See a list of Police Department Services.

Learn about the Surfside Beach Police Community Alert Program (CAP).

Interested In Joining The Team?

The Police Department continually accepts applications for positions within the department in order to ensure staffing levels are maintained and to prevent interruptions to the services we provide.

If you are interested in joining our team you can download an application (PDF).

A printed hardcopy must be submitted either in person or by mail and applications must bear "inked" signatures; no faxes or scans are accepted.

See Frequently Asked Questions about Police Department Employment.

If you have questions concerning employment, contact Captain Arron Miller at 843-913-6345.

Public Feedback

The Police Department values your feedback and opinions. We encourage citizens to bring forward compliments, suggestions, and grievances regarding operations and the actions of our staff.

If you have an issue you would like to discuss with a supervisor, you may call 843-913-6368 and ask for the supervisor on duty, or visit the department in person. Formal complaints can be filed using our formal complaint process. For more information on our complaint process, see our Citizen Complaint Process document (PDF).

Police Department Body-Worn Camera Program

As part of our continuing effort to provide transparency and partnership with our community, the department has equipped each of its sworn Officers with body-worn video cameras.

If you have questions about the cameras, our program, or their benefits, contact the program manager, Captain Arron Miller by calling 843-913-6345. Additionally, you can view the department's General Order regarding body-worn cameras (PDF).

The Police Department Is on Facebook

Wee updates, news releases, and more on the Surfside Beach Police Department Facebook Page.

Monthly Department Reports

View an archive of our Monthly Reports.