SLED is authorized to retain the fingerprints for certification purposes and for notification of the commission regarding criminal charges. The purpose of this program includes, but is not limited to, responding to and providing counseling services to all requesting law enforcement agencies and departments in the State which have experienced deaths or other tragedies involving law enforcement officers or other employees as well as providing counseling services to law enforcement officers experiencing post-traumatic stress disorder and other trauma and stress-related disorders, and providing any other critical incident support services for all South Carolina law enforcement agencies and departments upon their request. Plain language communications requirements for local and state emergency, fire, and law enforcement agencies. Administrative subpoena to a financial institution, public or private utility, or communications provider; disclosure; privacy of information; regulations; applicable federal law.
The cost of the state criminal history background check may not exceed eight dollars and must be paid by the commission upon application for the state check. Revenue from certain fees and licenses to be remitted to State Treasurer. Code Commissioner's Note At the direction of the Code Commissioner, the reference to Section 23-31-110 following "gun permits" was removed. The SC LEAP also may utilize local critical incident support service providers including, but not limited to, chaplains, mental health professionals, and law enforcement peers. Notwithstanding another provision of law, each local and state emergency, fire, and law enforcement agency shall either: (1) adopt plain language communications as outlined by the Department of Homeland Security as its agency's standard; or (2) implement and submit for review by the State Law Enforcement Division a plan for the use of plain language communication during periods of a declared emergency. (A) For purposes of this section: (1) "Attorney General" means the Attorney General of the State of South Carolina or the Attorney General's designee who is employed by the Attorney General and is an officer of the court.
The agents and officers shall have that rank or title as may be provided under the State Employees Classification System.
The chief may appoint other personnel considered necessary and as provided for in the annual appropriations act.
The Attorney General must return the administrative subpoena with signature to SLED within forty-eight hours after the Attorney General authorizes the administrative subpoena, or by the next business day, if the time period falls on a weekend or holiday, whichever is later.
(4) The good faith reliance by the Attorney General as to the information affirmed by SLED to obtain an administrative subpoena constitutes a complete defense to any civil, criminal, or administrative action arising out of the administrative subpoena.
The officer may submit the administrative subpoena with signature to the Attorney General in person, by mail, by facsimile, or by other electronic means.
If the officer, after a good faith effort, is not able to submit the administrative subpoena with signature to the Attorney General in person, by mail, by facsimile, or by other electronic means, the officer may orally or electronically explain and affirm the administrative subpoena to the Attorney General.
HISTORY: 1962 Code Section 53-4.1; 1966 (54) 2596; 1983 Act No. All sheriff's and police departments in South Carolina shall make available to the Criminal Justice Records Division of the State Law Enforcement Division for the purpose of recordation and classification all fingerprints taken in criminal investigations resulting in convictions.The division must be headed by a chief appointed by the Governor with the advice and consent of the Senate and shall hold office until his successor is appointed and qualified. On the effective date of the provisions of this section providing for a six-year term for the chief, a successor to the chief serving on this date must be appointed as provided herein.Nothing herein prevents the chief serving on this date from being reappointed to additional six-year terms.The premiums on the bonds must be paid by the division.All officers and agents of the division shall take and subscribe to the oath provided by law for peace officers. The Chief of the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division may assign personnel of the division to particular areas of enforcement as appropriate for the enforcement of the laws and regulations of this State which the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division is charged with enforcing. Supervision of security personnel employed by State.