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The South Carolina Department of Public Safety is a law enforcement agency focusing on highway and public safety. DPS has three major operating divisions: the Highway Patrol , State Transport Police, and Bureau of Protective Services, as well as the Office of Highway Safety, Office of Justice Programs, and SC Law Enforcement Officer’s Hall of Fame.

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  • Fiscal Year 2015-16 Accountability Report 

    South Carolina Department of Public Safety (South Carolina State Library, 2016)
    Each year the South Carolina Department of Public Safety produces an annual accountability report for the South Carolina General Assembly and the Budget and Control Board. Included is an executive summary, mission and ...
  • Sexual Violence in Private Residences: Whose, How and Why? 

    South Carolina Department of Public Safety. Office of Justice Programs; McManus, Rob (South Carolina State Library, 2012-06)
    The purpose of this project was to a provide a better understanding of where sexual violence in private residences occurred and how the victims and offenders involved in sexual violence came to be at those places. These ...
  • Policy directive 

    South Carolina Department of Public Safety Office of the Director (South Carolina State Library, 2001-03-13)
    The purpose of this policy is to facilitate the flow of information between the South Carolina Department of Public Safety, the news media and the general public, while protecting the rights of both the defendants and the ...
  • An Overview of Racial Disproportionality in Juvenile Arrests and Offenses in South Carolina 

    South Carolina Department of Public Safety. Office of Justice Programs. Statistical Analysis Center (South Carolina State Library, 2012-05)
    This report attempts to examine a very narrow, yet vital, segment of the criminal justice process, racial disproportionality among juvenile arrest and offense rates. The purpose of this report was to demonstrate the utility ...
  • South Carolina's highway safety and performance plan FFY 2010 

    South Carolina Department of Public Safety Office of Highway Safety (South Carolina State Library, 2009-09-01)
    This document describes the 2010 highway safety plan for South Carolina. It includes information on state certification and assurances, overview of the Section 402 Highway Safety Program, projects to be implemented, ...
  • GENERAL HIGHWAY SAFETY 

    South Carolina Department of Public Safety (South Carolina State Library, 2004)
    This document offers driving safety tips, advice for driving on South Carolina roads, what to do in driving emergencies and tips on road assistance.
  • 2013 Regulatory Report 

    South Carolina Department of Public Safety (South Carolina State Library, 2013)
    This is a response to Governor Nikki Haley’s Executive Order 2013-02 dated February 7, 2013. DPS has completed a comprehensive review of its current and/or any proposed statutes, rules, regulations, and policies in order ...
  • South Carolina Traffic Collision Report Form (TR- 310) and Supplement Truck and Bus Report Form Instruction Manual 

    South Carolina Department of Public Safety (South Carolina State Library, 2012-08)
    The instructions in this manual have been prepared to provide guidance for completing the South Carolina Traffic Collision Report Form TR-310 and the Supplemental Bus and Truck Collision Report Form. It lists traffic laws ...
  • The Rule of Thumb: A Five Year Overview of Domestic Violence in South Carolina 

    South Carolina Department of Public Safety (South Carolina State Library, 2008)
    This Powerpoint presentation gives a five year statistical overview of domestic violence in South Carolina. It covers the years 2004 through 2008.
  • Traveling to the beach safety tips 

    South Carolina Department of Public Safety (South Carolina State Library, 2014)
    The South Carolina Highway Patrol wants to ensure that you and your family have a safe trip as you enjoy your vacation on the South Carolina coast this summer. This is up-to-date traffic information and tips to help you ...

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