August 6, 2015

Summary of South Carolina's Police Body Camera Law

OLR Report 2015-R-0159 provides a summary of South Carolina’s new police body camera law.

The new law requires all law enforcement agencies in South Carolina to use body cameras.  It establishes a fund to help agencies buy, operate, and maintain necessary body camera equipment.  It requires agencies to create guidelines and operational procedures for body camera use and sets standards for who may request and obtain data generated by the cameras. Agencies are not required to implement a body camera program until they receive the necessary funding.