The Horry County Sheriff's Office is a law enforcement agency that protects residents lives, property and individual rights and maintains peace and order. It handles issues related to animal control, fingerprinting, sexual offenses, identity theft, and traffic and parking law enforcement. The Horry County Sheriff's Office provides various online crime statistics and maps, as well as crime reporting applications. The office supports Sex Offender Registration and Tracking (S.O.R.T.), which is a program that provides information about the exact location of all registered sexual offenders living near homes, schools, churches and playgrounds. Established in 1801, the Horry County Sheriff's Office is located in Conway, S.C.