Merger? Horry County Mulls Merged Police, Sheriff Operations
Local media outlets report that council members asked an attorney Wednesday to look into the idea and report to council members next month.
Horry County Sheriff Phillip Thompson supports the idea and says the county police department was created more than 50 years ago because of a dispute between county officials.
Some council members say it’s time to merge the agencies.
County voters considered the matter in 1998 but voted down a merger.