Changes in the South Carolina budget may mean safer streets for folks living in the Palmetto State.
The new budget, which took effect in July, will allow the State Law Enforcement Division, SLED, to hire more than 90 new employees.
SLED Chief Mark Keel says his agency has never hired that many workers in a single year. The 2012-13 budget allows Keel to hire 49 agents, 8 forensic scientists, a dozen people to manage its computers and criminal records database and 7 assistants.
All the positions should be filled by early 20-13.