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Bond denied to defendants in sex sting operation

...child molestation as a result of Operation Mayday, a four-day joint undercover investigation between state and local law enforcement.Superior Court Judge Daniel J. Craig, who performed the initial appearances for the 22 defendants on Saturday...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-05-19/bond-denied-defenants-
Slain deputy's family, foundation shocked by doctor's story

...president of the Deputy J.D. Paugh Memorial Foundation, said the nonprofit will continue to focus on supporting local law enforcement, but it has contacted Hodges' family to possibly raise awareness for members of the armed forces struggling with...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-05-18/slain-deputys-family-foundati
Ex-Ga,. cops guilty of bribe, drug charges

...deputy, pleaded guilty to accepting a bribe from a purported drug dealer in exchange for telling the dealer if local law enforcement was investigating him.Prosecutors say Herring pleaded guilty to attempted cocaine possession with the intent...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2015-05-13/ex-ga-cops-guilty-bribe-drug-charge
Aggravated assault difficult to prevent, officials say

Local law enforcement agencies say they are continuing to see a gradual decline in the number of aggravated assaults.But they aren't taking much...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-05-15/aggravated-assault-dif
SC Senate passes bill on officer body cameras

...The guidelines would include which officers should wear cameras and how long data should be stored. State and local law enforcement agencies would then have three months to submit their own policies for review.The Legislature could reject the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-04-29/sc-senate-passes-bill-
Rants & Raves

...RANT TO SHERIFF Round tree. Why would you refuse police escorts to the foundation that raises money to assist local law enforcement, but provide escorts for a 5k run? How much do they raise for law enforcement?

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-04-27/rants-raves
South Carolina legislators face busy week to try to meet the crossover deadline for bills' passage this year

...enforcement officers across South Carolina with body-worn cameras. A Senate bill would require all state and local law enforcement agencies to submit policies for review within nine months. Implementation would occur over a multiyear phase-in...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-04-26/south-carolina-legislato
House, Senate advance bills on police body cameras

...should be stored. State and local law enforcement agencies would then have three...across roughly 300 state and local law enforcement agencies in South Carolina...estimate equipping all state and local law enforcement officers with body cameras...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2015-04-21/house-senate-advance-bills-police-b
SC gun permit change gets 'neutral' stance

...to fight the change.On Friday. the bill's sponsor, Rep. Bill Hixon, R-North Augusta, said he met with local law enforcement officials last month and won what he considers to be support for his gun reciprocity proposal: Aiken County Sheriff...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-04-12/sc-gun-permit-change-g
Despite modern controversies, United States still manages to survive

...disclosure: I am on the board of the new state charter school in Hephzibah.) SIGNS, SIGNS, EVERYWHERE A SIGN: Our local law enforcement officers have a lot of important work to do. I don't believe picking up trash on the right of way is the best...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/opinion-columns/2015-04-11/despite-modern-c