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Citizens Police Academy

(843) 918-1330


Hundreds of residents have completed the Citizens Police Academy since the Myrtle Beach Police Department first offered the program in 2000.  The nine-week class meets to learn about topics such as crime scene investigation, defensive driving, gun safety, domestic violence and crime prevention.  


Applications are now available for the next session of the Myrtle Beach Police Department’s Citizens Police Academy!  Classes take place on Monday evenings, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.  The next session begins Monday, January 23, 2023.  Applicants must be Horry County residents who are least 21 years of age, possess a valid driver’s license, pass a criminal history check and pass a driver’s license background check.  The deadline to apply is 5:00 p.m., Monday, December 19, 2022.  To learn more and download an application, see

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