2016 South Carolina Code of Laws
Title 23 - Law Enforcement and Public Safety
Section 23-1-245. Quotas prohibited; definitions.

SC Code § 23-1-245 (2016) What's This?

(A) A law enforcement agency, department, or division may not require a law enforcement officer employed by the agency, department, or division to issue a specific amount or meet a quota for the number of citations he issues during a designated period of time.

(B) Nothing in this section shall prohibit a law enforcement agency, department, or division from evaluating an officer's performance based on the officer's points of contact.

(C) An employee of a law enforcement agency, department, or division who files a report with an appropriate authority alleging a violation of the provisions contained in this section is protected by the provisions contained in Chapter 27, Title 8.

(D) As contained in this section:

(1) "law enforcement agency, department, or division" includes, but is not limited to, municipal police departments, sheriff departments, the Highway Patrol, SLED, and other agencies that enforce state and local laws;

(2) "quota" means a fixed or predetermined amount;

(3) "points of contact" means a law enforcement officer's interaction with citizens and businesses within their jurisdictions and the law enforcement officer's involvement in community-oriented initiatives.

HISTORY: 2016 Act No. 264 (H.4387), Section 1, eff June 9, 2016.

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