Applications for Police Department's Citizens Police Academy (CPA) are now being accepted

Applications for the 37th Session of Myrtle Beach Police Department's popular Citizens Police Academy are now being accepted!  The program allows participants to get a behind-the-scenes look at law enforcement.  Topics include crime scene investigation, K-9 units, emergency vehicle operations and simulated firearms training.  Class members also ride along with Myrtle Beach police officers.

The class meets from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. every Monday for 10 weeks.  Applicants must be residents of Horry County and at least 21 years old.  A valid driver’s license is required, along with criminal history check and driver’s license background check.  Once accepted, class members must attend at least eight of the 10 sessions to graduate on Monday, March 25, 2019.

Applications are available online at  And, applications are available in person at the Ted C. Collins Law Enforcement Center, 1101 North Oak Street, and the Law Enforcement Center Annex, 3340 Mustang Street.  Applications must be received by 5:00 p.m., Monday, December 17, and classes begin Monday, January 21, 2019.  Questions?  Contact Sergeant Vincent Dorio at or 843-918-1803.