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Welcome you to the Conway Police Department’s website. Conway has a rich history dating back to colonial times. Established in 1732, Conway is one of South Carolina’s oldest towns. Due to its location and historical connection to the Waccamaw River, Conway is often referred to as the “Rivertown.” Located just 20 minutes from Myrtle Beach, Conway encompasses over 22 square miles and is home to approximately 18,000 residents; it is also home to Coastal Carolina University and Horry Georgetown Technical College.

Our agency consists of 61 trained, professional and dedicated personnel who continuously strive to provide the highest quality police services to our citizens and visitors alike. The men and women of our department embrace the community-oriented policing philosophy and believe it takes all community stakeholders together to build a better community. Our goal is to continue to make Conway a great place to live, visit, shop and dine, while maintaining the quality of life for which Conway is famous.


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Mission Statement
The City of Conway Police Department, enjoined in a partnership with the community it serves, shall provide efficient and professional police services in a fair and impartial manner, in order to reduce crime and maintain an excellent quality of life for all citizens.


  • "Together, Building a Better Community"
  • Committed- Excellence in Service
  • Professional - Knowledge, Respectful, Thorough
  • Dedicated - Serve and Protect


  • Emergency 911
  • Phone (843) 248-1790
  • Fax (843) 248-1799

Physical Address
1600 Ninth Avenue, Conway, SC 29526

Mailing Address
Post Office Drawer 1075, Conway, SC 29528

The department provides a wide range of services for our residents, visitors and businesses. Our department includes Uniformed Patrol, Support Services and Administrative Services.





Conway Police Department Offers Internet Purchase Exchange Location
The Conway Police Department would like to send a personal invitation out to anyone wanting to use our facility at 1600 Ninth Ave, as a safe location to complete a transaction pertaining to a website or Craigslist. We ask that you use the lobby during business hours, Monday through Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm, which is monitored by video surveillance. Our personnel cannot witness or sign legal documents, mediate or give legal advice pertaining to the transaction. 

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Crime Prevention

The Conway Police Department realizes that residents' participation in crime prevention programs is essential. The Neighborhood Watch program enables the police and residents to work as partners to prevent crime and to meet the needs of the community. There are currently a number of Crime Watch programs in the City of Conway. If you are interested in establishing a Crime Watch in your neighborhood, you may contact Sgt. Darren Alston at (843) 248-1790 or by e-mail at dalston@cityofconway.com

Commendations or Complaints
The best way to commend the actions of a police employee is to write a brief letter (or e-mail) describing the incident and the actions you think were exceptional.  Information such as the date, time and   location will help identify the employee if you do not know his or her name.  If you choose not to write, you may ask to speak with the employee’s supervisor and make a verbal commendation.  Commendations received by the Chief of Police are forwarded to the employee and his or her  personnel file. Although employees do not expect to be thanked for everything they do, recognition of exceptional service is always appreciated.

An inquiry or complaint may be made at any time; however, complaints should be made within a reasonable time after the alleged misconduct occurred to help ensure evidence is still available and recollections of the incident are fresh.To file a complaint, you may contact our office at (843) 248-1790 and ask to speak with a Watch Commander.  After the complaint has been received, you will be contacted by a Department supervisor.The complaint review procedure is not intended to resolve or mitigate issues surrounding traffic citations or arrest for which criminal charges have been issued; such matters are to be resolved through the judicial system.

Check out our brochure on complaints and/or commendations, fill out a  form, and email it to us at conwaypolice@cityofconway.com

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