In 2019, the Myrtle Beach Police Department will present the first session of “Guardian Academy,” a new program for parents, guardians and various other caregivers to provide assistance and access to education and resources.  The program’s purpose is to promote, reinforce and strengthen relationships within families, benefiting the young people in our Myrtle Beach community.

Since 1999, Myrtle Beach has addressed stormwater management and maintenance with a monthly utility fee, charged to residential and commercial properties alike based on the amount of runoff that each site generates.  Much progress has been made in the nearly 20 years since the fee began, as evidenced by our lack of flooding and property damage inside the city from recent storms.

The use and abuse of drugs containing opioids has been termed a national epidemic by academicians and government officials alike.  Not only does this plague take a tremendous toll on those suffering from the disease and their families, but the societal cost in terms of crime (to feed the habit) and the consumption of public resources (to investigate the crimes committed and save the lives of those who overdose) is immense, as well.