"What we have to try to remind people of is that the patrol officers have to triage what's going on in the community. So, on the Fourth of July when there's a lot of things going on, a violation of the golf cart ordinance may not be the most important thing that they have to handle at that time… And if people see a police officer at night pass a golf cart with lights driving at night … it may be that that officer is on the way to a more important call for service that's a little higher importance. Remember that especially on the Fourth of July, we have up to 40 thousand people in this two square mile town and a limited number of police officers… they're going to handle things in the order of importance," said Hofmann.
"I think it's a good idea, I do. I haven't really seen a whole lot going on. I mean everyone to me has been following the rules pretty good. We've got a great police department, but I think they've been pretty good about following the rules. We've got Iike I said a tremendous police force here-- everybody's super nice and they try to watch out for us at Surfside and plus all our visitors," said Debbie Drewry, Resident of Surfside Beach.