- Associated Press - Monday, March 7, 2016

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - The deadline for South Carolina police agencies to submit rules for body cameras to the state’s Law Enforcement Training Council is here.

The State newspaper in Columbia reports (https://bit.ly/1ROgEgb) that Monday is the deadline for the new rules.

Each agency’s policy must address issues such as who is required to wear a camera, when the camera should be activated and how long footage is stored. Policies should comply with minimum standards set by the training council.

A spokeswoman for the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy says the council has approved polices for between 150 and 175 agencies out of about 320 in the state. Maj. Florence McCants says the academy will help agencies that don’t meet the deadline.

Agencies are not required to purchase cameras until they have funding.

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