Police Department

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Coronavirus Update for the City of Lake

Lake City Police Department will continue to serve and protect the people of the City while mitigating the potential exposure to and transmission of the coronavirus. The purpose of this is to inform the public of the common-sense policing approach which we will observe as we monitor this public health crisis.

Our citizens should continue to call 911 for emergencies. To reduce the spread and exposure to our Officers, when appropriate, the Officer may ask you to simply step outside your home while providing information. In addition, we may attempt to respond to a non-emergency call by telephone where possible. This will not apply to any emergency calls where immediate contact may be necessary. The lobby of the Police Department will be open, access will be prohibited to the Offices of the Department. If you need copes of reports, or any assistance that can be handled by phone please call 843-374-5411.

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we navigate and work to make the best decisions on behalf of our residents, visitors, and staff.

City Police Department:

Heroes Day  10.3.2019

Additional Information

For information or transactions, contact the Lake City Police Department at 843-374-5411.  If you would like to leave an anonymous tip, call (843)374-7226.  

Special Recognition:

One of our Lake City Police Department Officer was recognized during the Tuesday, January 12, 2021 Regular City Council Meeting.  Scot Strickland with the South Lynches Fire Department came to recognize this young man for his assistance during a crisis.  We salute these young men who protect and serve our community.  Sgt Desman GarnerSpecial Recognition  1.12.2021 Sgt Desmen Garner 


Fallen Officer.Gordon William Best  1.20.2021

HORRY COUNTY, SC (WBTW) – A funeral service is to be held Wednesday for LCpl. Melton “Fox” Gore, who lost his life in the line of duty last week.  Gore was cleaning debris off of the highway when he was struck by a vehicle, killing him. News13 will livestream the funeral starting at 11 a.m.  A funeral procession led by public safety officers was staged at Horry Georgetown Technical College and is making it’s way to the funeral service at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center.

If you have an emergency, call 911.

The Lake City Police Department (LCPD) strives for continual quality improvement. Employees are sensitive to the needs of the public, and are sworn to adhere to the highest ethical standards of conduct.

Beginning the month of February, the Lake City Police Department and surrounding areas law enforcement agencies will participate in the

 LCPD See Something Say Something


Additional Services

The department also provides:

  • Check-Mate Program
  • Youth Programs
  • Security and Threat Assessments for Churches and Businesses

Thanks to the Community

The Chief of the Lake City Police Department would like to thank everyone at the LCPD for their efforts in ensuring the safety of our community.  Community policing  6.18.2020