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Frequently asked questions: municipal judges

Frequently asked questions: municipal judges

  • Who can serve as a municipal judge?
  • How does council appoint the judge?
  • What is the term of appointment?
Five issues that might protect your agency from a Ferguson

Five issues that might protect your agency from a Ferguson

Now is the time each law enforcement agency should take stock of critical areas and determine whether there is room for improvement, need for corrective actions, or a sense that you’re reasonably secure.
There are five specific areas you need to assess to ensure your comfort.
 
How to advocate on behalf of your hometown

How to advocate on behalf of your hometown

The legislative session is in full swing, and this time of year is when the Association’s legislative staff will be calling on local officials to make contact with legislators about specific bills or issues. The type of contact needed could come in the form of a phone call, visit, email or letter. The Association staff knows the timing and type of communication that will be the most effective for a specific issue. More
Archiving electronic records

Archiving electronic records

Because state law requires all public bodies to maintain records, city officials must understand and comply with the law. However, with technology changing at lightning pace, it can sometimes be confusing as to what records should be permanently kept and how to store them.
 
The local impact of Emma's Law

The local impact of Emma's Law

In 2012, six-year-old Emma Longstreet was killed in a car accident caused by a repeat-offending drunk driver. Following this tragic accident, Emma’s parents began a campaign to make South Carolina roads safer. On April 14, 2014, Governor Haley signed a bill that addresses the use of ignition interlock devices following a drunk driving conviction.