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).

Surfside Beach Police Department location: 811 Pine Drive, Surfside Beach, SC 29575

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, please click the link below.

Jobs • Surfside Beach, SC • CivicEngage

See Frequently Asked Questions about Police Department Employment.

If you have questions concerning employment, contact Lieutenant Wes Houk at 843-913-6358.

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. Complaints can be filed in a few ways:

  • In person by visiting the department and speaking with a supervisor 
  • By mail, addressed to Surfside Beach Police, 811 Pine Drive, Surfside Beach SC 29575 
  • By phone at (843) 913-6368 (please ask for a supervisor)

You also have the option to complete a complaint form or request a member of staff complete on for you if you need assistance. 

The Police Department Is on Facebook

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

Monthly Department Reports

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