Citizens Police Academy

The Citizens Police Academy provides an opportunity for residents to learn first-hand about police operations. The program fosters better understanding and communication between the Department of Public Safety and the public.

Mission Statement

The Citizens Police Academy was created to build a strong and lasting partnership between the residents and businesses of North Myrtle Beach and Department of Public Safety through cooperation and education.


The Citizens Academy is ten weeks long, with most classes held on a weekday between 7 pm and 9 pm. The instructors and presenters are current Public Safety employees.


Classes are held at the Department of Public Safety, located at:
1015 2nd Avenue S
North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582


  • Community Services, Code Enforcement, Animal Control and Special Events
  • Criminal Investigations
  • Department Operations and Organization
  • Fire Rescue, Hazardous Materials, Technical Rescue and Prevention
  • Municipal Court
  • Records, Dispatch and Detention
  • Traffic, Motors and Collision Investigation
  • Training, Use of Force and TASER
  • Uniform Patrol
  • Victim’s Advocate


  • Applicants must be at least 21 years of age and reside within the city limits of North Myrtle Beach.
  • Applicants must have completed an application and academy waivers.
  • Applicants must pass a criminal and traffic background check.