The Horry County Sheriff’s Office exists to serve the people of Horry County. We provide resources and assistance to federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies. Our deputies protect Horry County citizens whether they are in court, in the community, or in our custody. The Sheriff’s Office oversees court security, civil process, and the J. Reuben Long Detention Center. We also manage the filing and service of criminal warrants and track registered sex offenders.

Detention Center

A Message from the Sheriff

Welcome to the Horry County Sheriff's Office website. I hope that you find the information we have provided to be useful and easy to locate. 

Our staff is working hard to offer the insight we believe you most desire to have into your community, your County, and your Sheriff's Office.  Each member of our staff understands that we are here to assist with your needs and ensure that your experience in Horry County, whether you are a guest or resident, is as enjoyable and safe as possible. 

I am proud to be the Sheriff of Horry County and I am extremely proud of the fine men and women of this Office who dedicate themselves to serving our citizens with a professional approach and a positive attitude.

While I am proud of this website, I am also an "old-fashioned" kind of guy who believes the convenience of e-mail and the internet should never replace the personal touch that can be felt during a telephone call or a friendly office visit.  For that reason, we have provided our telephone number with our office address and welcome you to call or stop by at any time.

Sheriff Phillip E. Thompson

Mission Statement

To provide quality law enforcement, detention, court security and civil services to the citizens and visitors of Horry County, by treating others with dignity and respect, while being good stewards of the public’s trust.

map depiction Hiring & Recruiting


Name Phone Email
Sex Offender Registry 843-915-8573  
Civil Process 843-915-5450 PGEgaHJlZj0ibWFpbHRvOkhDU09jaXZpbEBob3JyeWNvdW50eXNjLmdvdiI+SENTT2NpdmlsQGhvcnJ5Y291bnR5c2MuZ292PC9hPg==
Common Pleas 843-915-5450  
Judgments   PGEgaHJlZj0ibWFpbHRvOiBIQ1NPanVkZ21lbnRAaG9ycnljb3VudHlzYy5nb3YiPkhDU09qdWRnbWVudEBob3JyeWNvdW50eXNjLmdvdjwvYT4=
Warrant Division 843-915-8347  
Victims Services 843-915-6915 PGEgaHJlZj0ibWFpbHRvOiBKUkx2aWN0aW1AaG9ycnljb3VudHlzYy5nb3YiPiBKUkx2aWN0aW1AaG9ycnljb3VudHlzYy5nb3Y8L2E+
Horry County Magistrate’s Office (Detention Center) 843-915-5145  
J. Reuben Long Booking 843-915-6911  
J. Reuben Long Visitation 843-915-2015  
(843) 915-5450
(843) 915-6451
Mailing Address
P.O. Box 380
Conway, SC 29528
Physical Address
1301 Second Avenue
Conway, SC 29526
Office Hours