The South Carolina Division of Public Security introduced that the Bamberg County Sheriff’s Workplace (BCSO) was awarded over $14,000 in grant funds to buy body-worn cameras (BWC) and any related storage and upkeep prices.
he funding is awarded from the South Carolina Public Security Coordinating Council (SCPSCC), the group which oversees the state’s Physique-Worn Cameras Fund.
“This funding is critically essential to the Bamberg County Sheriff’s Workplace,” stated Bamberg County Sheriff Kenneth Bamberg. “Physique-worn cameras are a vital part of efficient regulation enforcement in 2021. We’re extraordinarily grateful to the SC Division of Public Security for awarding the sheriff’s division with this beneficial funding. My deputies and I are dedicated to serving the residents of Bamberg County, and this new gear will help us in that endeavor.”
The BWC Fund is on the market pursuant to the SC Code of Legal guidelines 23-1-240, which grants SCPSCC oversight of the disbursement of the funding. The laws states that the SCPSCC “shall oversee the fund … and disburse the funds in a good and equitable method, bearing in mind priorities in funding.”
“For costly gear, reminiscent of body-worn cameras, Bamberg County depends on grant funding to alleviate the monetary burden,” stated Joey Preston, Bamberg County administrator. “We’re grateful to the workers members who sought out and utilized for this grant funding and for the SCPSCC for recognizing that Bamberg County Sheriff’s Workplace was deserving of this essential funding in order that our deputies could be well-equipped to serve the county’s residents.”