HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) With the announcement that Horry County Police Chief Johnny Morgan is stepping down from his position, now is the time for Horry County leaders to merge the two operations and have the Sheriff's department oversee all county law enforcement.
Consider This: Horry County is one of few counties that have a police department and sheriff's department. With two independent departments it is easy to argue that there are additional operational and management costs. And, by combining these operations, it would most likely create financial savings, but more importantly, more efficient law enforcement under one umbrella organization.
Sheriff Thompson has a strong team and it would make sense to put all county law enforcement under his watch. With the leadership change taking place with Horry County Police, now is the time make that happen.