Myrtle Beach Police Chief Amy Prock recently provided Rotarians with an overview of how the department’s 300 officers and staff provide a wide range of protection and enforcement services for residents, visitors, and businesses. The department has a community-oriented policing philosophy and offers services through four major divisions: Uniform Patrol, Investigative, Support Services, and Administration. Special programs include the Citizens Police Academy, Neighborhood Watch Program, and Animal Control. Chief Prock encouraged Rotarians to be part of the process by participating in programs, seminars, and the “See Something-Say Something” initiative. Chief Prock began her career as a Patrol Officer in 1996 and worked her way up through the ranks before becoming Myrtle Beach’s first female Chief of Police in 2017.
“We live in a challenging time,” Prock told Rotarians. “The police can’t solve the ills of society, but we are going to move forward. We need to be looking through the windshield more than through the rearview mirror.”
Photo: (l-r) Don Hovis, President of the Rotary Club of Myrtle Beach with Police Chief, Amy Prock