Florence, South Carolina 2021-10-21 23:08:43 –
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina (WBTW) — Myrtle Beach companies met with city officials, police, and fire authorities to discuss the challenges and successes of the summer 2021 season and find out what could be improved in 2022.
“This summer was very busy for us,” said Tom Gwyer, Fire Chief of Myrtle Beach. “In fact, the year has been very busy for us.”
City officials shared the latest information with the department one by one, but everyone agreed that this summer was the busiest ever.
“We see surrounding city vehicles, sanitation, gold hats, and sea rescue, just like police services,” said Captain John Burtan, commander of the Myrtle Beach Police Department’s Special Operations Forces. “To make a city work, we need all these layers and departments.”
According to the Myrtle Beach Police Department, the touristy area is Ocean Boulevard, so nighttime surveillance teams scrutinized what was happening there.
“What we did was investigate when the most calls were occurring, take a snapshot of the number of officers we have, and they were when the majority of the calls were occurring. I worked most of the time. ” Lieutenant Paul Morell, commander of night surveillance at the Myrtle Beach Police Station.
According to Morel, the area from north 21st Avenue to south 6th Avenue needs the most services.
“There are a lot of invisible resources,” he said. “These are a type of emergency response plan that deploys masked teams across high-impact areas.”
Homelessness issues have also been raised by multiple departments.
“Our community has some very serious problems related to the opioid epidemic and the homeless, and we are working as a community,” said Amy Prock, Chief of the Myrtle Beach Police Department.
A representative of the Gold Cap Ambassador said he saw an increase in homeless people in Ocean Boulevard and said he was working with New Direction and police to help them.
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