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Resolution R-13-02

 Resolution R-13-02

SUMTER COUNTY RESOLUTION NO. R-13-02

A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE SHERIFF OF SUMTER COUNTY TO ENTER INTO INTERAGENCY AGREEMENTS WITH THE WILLIAMSBURG COUNTY SHERIFF AND THE CITY OF FLORENCE POLICE DEPARTMENT FOR MUTUAL AID,  COOPERATION, NARCOTICS ENFORCEMENT  PURPOSES  AND  TEMPORARY TRANSFER OF OFFICERS PURSUANT TO MULTI-JURISDICTIONAL AGREEMENTS

 

WHEREAS, the South Carolina Law Enforcement Assistance and Support Act, codified in Sections 23-20-10 through 23-20-60 of the Code of Laws of South Carolina, (2007, as amended) authorizes law enforcement agencies of this State to enter into contractual agreements with other law enforcement providers as may be necessary for the proper and prudent exercise of public safety functions; and

WHEREAS, Sections 23-1-210 through 23-10-215 of the Code of Laws of South Carolina, (2007, as amended) further authorizes the temporary transfer or assignment of law enforcement officers within multijurisdictional task forces established for the mutual aid and benefit of the participating jurisdictions, upon written agreements between the concerned municipalities or counties; and

WHEREAS, Section 5-7-120 of the Code of Laws of South Carolina, (2004, as amended) further authorizes the temporary transfer or assignment of municipal law enforcement officers to requesting political subdivision in cases of emergency, provided a complete record of the request, together with the name of the officers sent, is recorded in the minutes of the next regular or special meeting of the governing bodies of both the requesting and the sending political subdivisions; and

WHEREAS, the Sumter County Council finds such agreements to be reasonable, prudent and desirable, and that such agreements serve the best interests of the citizens of Sumter County; and

WHEREAS, the Sumter County Council finds that the Sheriff, as the chief law enforcement officer for Sumter County, duly elected by the citizens of this County, is uniquely qualified and authorized to make determinations concerning the organization, initiation, implementation and supervision of law enforcement activities and operations by his office and/or in conjunction with other law enforcement agencies;

WHEREAS, the Sumter County Council continues to express its support of the Sheriff in his efforts to promote mutual assistance and cooperation among his office and various other law enforcement agents;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the County Council of Sumter County, South Carolina, in meeting duly assembled, that the Sheriff of Sumter County is authorized to enter into agreements with Williamsburg County, by and through its Sheriff, and with the City of Florence Police Department by and through its City Manager and/or Police Chief, for the provision of mutual assistance and cooperation, temporary transfer of officers, and/or crime prevention and enforcement tasks forces, including but not limited to narcotics enforcement agreements, in providing law enforcement services as set forth in such agreements.  The Sheriff and/or the County Administrator are hereby authorized to execute the agreements referenced and approved herein.

DONE IN COUNCIL ASSEMBLED this _26____ day of ___February_________, 2013.


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