Myrtle Beach's focus on public safety pays off with excellent statistics for 2018

Police Chief Amy Prock reported to City Council on Tuesday that 2018 saw a 17.4 percent decrease in Part 1 crimes in the City of Myrtle Beach.  She attributed the significant improvement to technology and other measures the Police Department has implemented.  For example, the city has 815 security cameras in place on roads, intersections, parks and other public places.  As the image here shows, the cameras consistently catch criminals.  Myrtle Beach also has automatic license plate readers at all entrances and exits to the city.  Chief Prock reported that the license plate readers scanned 23.5 million tags during 2018, with 77,000 alerts.  The department’s increased patrol activity, especially on and near Ocean Boulevard, provide a safer environment for residents and visitors.