Local agencies begin accepting grants for body cameras

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Thursday night the Finance Committee for the Charleston County Council begins talks about body camera funding coming from the SC Department of Public Safety.

The Public Safety Coordinating Council oversees the funding and disbursement of the body worn camera fund. The SCPSCC was mandated by law to establish a process for the application and disbursement of the funds to state and local law enforcement agencies, Attorney General’s Office, solicitors and public defenders.

In December, eligible agencies were notified of the process for making application for the funding. Funding for the BWC fund for more than 300 eligible agencies totals $3.4 million for 2015 and $2.4 million in recurring funds for subsequent years.

While there is limited funding available, a spokesman for the Department of Public Safety told the I-Team every effort was made to ensure the funds are distributed in a fair and equitable manner and to ensure that as many eligible entities as possible receive some share of funding for BWC, storage and maintenance.

Initially departments submitted their policies and guidelines for body cameras to the Law Enforcement Training Council. Those policies had to be approved before they would be eligible for state funding.

After that, agencies had until April 29th to submit an application for funding to SCDPS.

Below is a list of agencies who have been awarded funds for their body camera programs.

Name of AgencyFunding Awarded For Body Cameras, Storage and Maintenance
Aiken County Sheriff’s Office$                142,268.00
Allendale County Sheriff’s Office$                  17,450.00
Allendale Police Department$                    7,271.00
Anderson County Sheriff’s Office$                  30,000.00
Anderson Police Department $                  55,550.00
Aynor Police Department $                    7,414.00
Bamberg Police Department$                    4,964.00
Barnwell Police Department$                    9,578.00
Batesburg-Leesville Police Department$                  13,463.26
Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office$                  75,000.00
Beaufort Police Department$                  37,064.00
Belton Police Department$                    6,933.00
Bennettsville Police Department$                  16,269.86
Bethune Police Department$                    1,800.00
Bluffton Police Department$                  13,200.00
Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office$                  20,473.00
Camden Police Department$                  26,315.00
Central Police Department$                    3,643.50
Chapin Police Department$                    6,700.00
Charleston County Aviation Authority Police Department$                  28,851.39
Charleston County Sheriff’s Office$                  81,800.00
Charleston Police Department$                  84,803.00
Cheraw Police Department$                  16,158.00
Chesnee Police Department$                    1,729.90
Chester Co. Sheriff’s Office$                  93,871.00
Chester Police Department$                  26,000.00
Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Office$                  19,200.00
Chesterfield Police Department$                    8,126.00
Citadel Public Safety$                    9,600.00
Clemson Police Department$                    8,328.42
Coastal Carolina University$                  24,000.00
College of Charleston$                  34,757.00
Colleton County Sheriff’s Office$                  35,735.00
Columbia Metropolitan Airport Department of Public Safety$                  11,030.00
Columbia Police Department$                  74,629.00
Conway Police Department$                    4,500.00
Coward Police Department$                    2,277.00
Cowpens Police Department$                    6,238.00
Dillon Police Department$                  14,400.00
Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office$                  56,400.00
Due West Police Department$                    2,921.00
Easley Police Department$                  20,400.00
Edisto Beach Police Department$                  18,088.00
Ehrhardt Police Department$                    2,101.59
Elgin Police Department$                    4,600.00
Fifteenth Judicial Circuit$                114,151.00
Fifth Circuit Solicitor’s Office $                144,416.00
Florence Regional Airport PS$                    3,156.00
Folly Beach DPS$                  31,600.00
Forest Acres Police Department$                  34,400.00
Fountain Inn Police Department$                    9,938.00
Frances Marion Univ. Police Department$                  10,259.63
Gaffney Police Department$                  43,556.00
Gaston Police Department$                    3,000.00
Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office$                  29,875.00
Georgetown Police Department$                  20,090.00
Goose Creek Police Department$                  39,142.00
Greeleyville Police Department$                    2,300.00
Greenville County Sheriff’s Office$                135,000.00
Greenville Police Department$                  23,376.00
Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport Police$                  10,800.00
Greenwood County Sheriff’s Office$                  41,647.95
Greenwood Police Department$                225,213.88
Greer Police Department$                  15,943.75
Hampton County Sheriff’s Office$                  21,700.00
Hampton Police Department$                    7,900.00
Hanahan Police Department$                  31,348.00
Hardeeville Police Department$                  12,000.00
Hartsville Police Department$                  10,800.00
Holly Hill Police Department$                    4,450.00
Honea Path Police Department$                    8,950.00
Horry County Police Department$                  54,300.00
Horry County Sheriff’s Office$                153,600.00
Irmo Police Department$                  30,573.75
Isle of Palms Police Department$                    9,600.00
Jackson Police Department$                    7,570.00
Jamestown Police Department$                    2,400.00
Jasper County Sheriff’s Office$                  22,178.00
Jonesville Police Department$                       945.00
Kershaw County Sheriff’s Office$                  25,412.50
Lake City Police Department$                  27,824.31
Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office$                186,267.00
Lancaster Police Department$                  74,000.00
Lander University Police Department$                    9,824.80
Laurens County Sheriff’s Office$                  29,400.00
Laurens Police Department$                  20,000.00
Lee County Sheriff’s Office$                    4,957.00
Lexington County Sheriff’s Department$                  67,500.00
Lexington Police Department$                  32,607.00
Loris Police Department$                    7,800.00
Lyman Police Department$                    3,636.18
Manning Police Department$                  18,000.00
Marion County Sheriff’s Office$                  21,000.00
Marion Police Department$                  15,723.00
Marlboro Co. Sheriff’s Office$                    9,920.00
Mauldin Police Department$                  19,918.00
McBee Police Department$                    1,800.00
McCormick County Sheriff’s Department $                  12,800.00
McCormick Police Department$                    4,375.00
Midland Technical College Campus Police$                  13,950.00
Mount Pleasant Police Department$                  73,783.00
Mullins Police Department$                  13,485.00
MUSC Public Safety$                  27,289.71
Myrtle Beach Police Department$                  58,200.00
Newberry County Sheriff’s Office$                118,000.00
Newberry Police Department$                  48,000.00
Nichols Police Department$                    2,400.00
Ninth Circuit Solicitor’s Office$                137,500.00
North Augusta Public Safety$                  29,124.27
North Charleston Police Department$                  82,339.00
Norway Police Department$                    2,650.50
Oconee County Sheriff’s Office$                  35,144.82
Orangeburg Department of Public Safety$                  78,348.00
Pacolet Police Department$                    4,459.00
Pamplico Police Department$                    3,349.88
Pelion Police Department$                  15,689.00
Pendleton Police Department$                    6,990.00
Pickens County Sheriff’s Office$                109,023.00
Pickens Police Department$                    4,073.00
Piedmont Technical College Police Department$                    7,300.00
Pine Ridge Police Department$                    9,500.00
Prosperity Police Department$                  19,422.86
Richland County Sheriff’s Office$                132,000.00
Ridgeway Police Department$                  10,600.00
Rock Hill Police Department$                  38,595.00
SC Department of Health and Environmental Control$                135,105.00
SC Department of Public Safety$                240,900.00
SC Dept. of Mental Health$                  85,560.00
SC State Ports Authority Police Department$                  33,595.00
Seneca Police Department$                  36,369.00
Simpsonville Police Department$                  58,148.00
Sixteenth Circuit Solicitor’s Office$                  96,976.00
Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office$                  45,000.00
Spartanburg Methodist College Campus Safety$                    1,997.99
Spartanburg Police Department$                  12,000.00
Springdale Police Department$                    8,900.00
St. George Police Department$                    2,420.00
Sullivan’s Island Police Department$                    8,736.00
Summerton Police Department$                    4,400.00
Summerville Police Department$                  45,500.00
Sumter County Sheriff’s Department$                  73,059.90
Sumter Police Department$                304,450.00
Tega Cay Police Department$                  31,155.00
Timmonsville Police Department$                    4,192.00
Trenton Police Department$                       450.00
Union County Sheriff’s Office$                    8,145.03
Union Public Safety Department $                  20,937.00
USC – Aiken$                  20,795.00
USC – Beaufort Police Department$                    8,690.91
USC Division of Law Enforcement$                  33,300.00
USC Upstate DPS$                  12,177.00
Walhalla Police Department$                  17,755.00
West Columbia Police Department$                  34,395.08
West Pelzer Police Department$                  18,270.00
Westminster Police Department$                    9,000.00
Whitmire Police Department$                    2,500.00
Williston Police Department $                    3,483.87
Williamston Police Department$                    5,028.00
Winnsboro Department of Public Safety $                  20,287.64
Winthrop University Police Department$                    9,200.00
Woodruff Police Department$                    4,765.00
York County Sheriff’s Office$                  68,228.59
West Union Police Department$                       712.00
Erskine College Police Department$                    1,725.00
Burnettown Police Department$                    8,800.00
Florence Police Department$                  29,083.00
Walterboro Police Department$                  36,812.20
Johnston Police Department$                  14,065.00
Totals$             5,793,130.92

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