Tuesday, March 1, 2016

March 7 deadline for body camera policies

Listen to the podcast interview with Tiger Wells regarding the process for submitting body camera policies.

Law enforcement agencies in South Carolina have until March 7 to submit their policies for the use of body worn cameras to the state Criminal Justice Academy. 

As early as 2014, South Carolina law enforcement agencies began evaluating the use of body cameras. Legislation passed in 2015 requiring all law enforcement agencies to develop policies regardless of whether they plan to use the cameras.

Once an agency’s body camera policy is approved by the Academy, the agency can apply to the Department of Public Safety’s Public Safety Coordinating Council for funds to cover the costs of the roll-out. 

This Uptown article includes links to the guidelines and other information law enforcement agencies need to submit their policies. 

Get more details about the body camera policies from this podcast interview with Tiger Wells, government affairs liaison.

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